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Staff Nurse + �6,000 Recruitment Incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you:
  • A newly qualified nurse looking for your first role?
  • Are you a qualified mental health or learning disability looking to move from a suburban area in search for cleaner air and a better work life balance.

We have some great incentives that we can offer:
  • Recruitment and Retention Premium (RRP) of �6,000 per year on top of the Band 5 salary. On average this will be �34,000-�40,000 per annum (inclusive of average unsocial hours payments and the RRP)
  • The successful candidate will receive up to �120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.
  • W e also offer a fantastic preceptorship Programme that allows you to develop your clinical, communication and leadership skills with excellent support.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a learning disability assessment and treatment service and will assist the Team Leader in maintaining effective team working processes.
  • Registered Nurses must be able to exercise a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgment and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with patients, their relatives, colleagues and visitors.
  • You will be required to work independently using initiative, and apply a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism to their work.
  • You must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organise their own work in meeting deadlines in order for the smooth running of the ward area.

About us

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

The Trust is embedding a Trauma Informed Approach within all of our inpatients units and that you will be part of this exciting development.

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work in close collaboration with other professionals in an Assessment & Treatment environment in assessing patients needs, devising Person Centered care plans and evaluating outcomes that promote patient empowerment through the process.
  • You with the wider Multi disciplinary Team will be expected to participate in the Assessment & Treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs and wants of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and/oroverlying psychiatric disorders or challenging behaviours.

Person Specification



  • Academic qualifications - RNMH/RNLD/RMN
  • Membership of NMC


  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training
  • Teaching / training experience

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience in care planning
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • Communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal
  • IT skills, in particular MS word


  • Provision of effective clinical supervision
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to chair meetings effectively



  • Recognises and reflects on barriers to effective communication, modifying communication in response
  • De-escalation in managing verbal aggression of disturbed service users
  • Keeps accurate and complete records and communication consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate good decision making skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Little Plumstead Hospital

Hospital Road


NR13 5EW

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