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BANK Mental Health Nurse - Beech Ward, Radlett

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). In particular we are looking for temporary staff to work at Band 5 level, within our Forensic Services at Beech Ward, Radlett. This would be a 6 month placement within the Ward.All roles on the bank are for as and when workers and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.HPFT provides services for service users with mental health, learning disability and children's and adolescent mental health problems. Applicants should have some experience of working in a healthcare setting particularly within mental health services. HPFT has a range of healthcare settings across the County and therefore access to a car would be beneficial unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving PLEASE REFER TO THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSONAL SPECIFICTION FOR DETAILS OF THE SKILLS REQUIRED BEFORE APPLYING.

Main duties of the job

This Forensic Staff Nurse role is the perfect opportunity for a Band 5 Mental Health Nurse looking to join a supportive multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic and rewarding environment where no two days are the same.

Beech Ward is a 15-bed low-secure service for men with mental illnesses and a history of offending behaviour who are at significant risk of causing harm to others. It offers specialist psychological, psychiatric and behavioural therapies and complex specialist rehabilitation to help patients prepare for their return to life in society.

Our service-users are our number one priority, so we need non-judgemental, sensitive staff who are committed to supporting others, even at more challenging times. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills are essential for this role, as well as initiative, mature judgment and a calm and friendly manner.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to managecompeting demands and organise their own work effectively. They will also need a good understanding of relational security and be prepared to always model and promote the Trust's values.

All staff should also comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct, and Equality and Diversity

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC ' Outstanding' rating given by the CQC in 2019, we remain on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

In our recent NHS Trust Survey, 95% of staff feel their role makes a difference to Service Users, 90% are enthusiastic about their roles and people would recomment us as a place to work

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will: Actively fulfil the role of Named Nurse for an identified group of service-users, providing a holistic approach to assessment, treatment, review andmanagement of packages of care. Ensure the statutory requirements of the Mental Health Act and MentalCapacity Act are observed and applied at all times. Work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver quality person-centred care. Assist in the day-to-day smooth running of the unit, providing clinicalsupervision to more junior staff as required. Work with, talk to and listen to service-users, carers and families, andencourage their participation in the recovery process. Treat all colleagues, service-users, carers and relatives with dignity andrespect, and recognise and promote all aspects of cultural diversity. Demonstrate de-escalation skills to manage aggression exhibited by service users, using approved physical intervention techniques as necessary. Demonstrate an on-going commitment to continuing professional and service development. Maintain a personal and professional profile in line with NMC revalidation requirements. Recognise own limitations and engage in reflective practice. Be compassionate and open-minded. Reflect the Trusts values by behaving in a manner that is welcoming, kind,positive, respectful and professional.

Clinical ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will: Manage a caseload and operate as a named health worker to service-users. Provide a person-centred approach integrated within the care planning approach. Carry out clinical nursing procedures/techniques in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Trust, and promote evidence-based clinical standards of practice. Review and communicate service-users risk assessments and management care plans in accordance with Trust policy, ensuring service-user involvement throughout. Provide a nursing perspective and representation on ward rounds and in case conferences etc, and prepare reports on service users as required. Maintain and promote practice within the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults frameworks. Ensure the safe management of medicines and their administration, inaccordance with legal, professional and Trust policies and procedures. Prioritise workload to ensure effective use of time and resources, seeking support from relevant team members as required. Complete all service-user data in line with Trust Key Performance Indicators. Adhere to HPFT Incident reporting procedures. Maintain appropriate records according to NMC Record Keeping and HPFT Data Quality policy and guidance. Be fully conversant in, and ensure compliance with, NMC codes of conduct and practice, and relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

Person Specification



  • Registered with NMC



  • Good IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure and multi-disciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Beech Ward, Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Radlett, Herts, WD7 9HQ

Beech Ward, Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Radlett, Herts, WD7 9HQ



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