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Nurse Team Leader

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year N/A
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Mid Essex to be part of a Physical Health Team providing services to people with Severe Mental Illness. HPFT are looking for a Registered Nurse with a passion for improving the physical health and wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties, within the local community.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead a small team of staff working in GP practices undertaking annual physical health checks for people with a Severe Mental Illness. You will have lead responsibility for providing a comprehensive and systematic annual health check to patients on the SMI registers, provide nursing leadership and clinical expertise for the physical health team, developing working partnerships with primary care and ensuring best practice within mental health and physical health promotion.

You will provide clinical leadership to the team and be the key point of liaison with the GP practice staff and local services.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

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, Essex, Buckinghamshire and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings.

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!

Job description

Job responsibilities

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?

Please see full job description and person specification for further details on the role

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Registered nurse
  • At least 3 years experience at Band 6
  • Community nursing experience
  • Venepuncture competent.
  • Ability to identify and intervene for health and lifestyle factors
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Experience of working with people with severe mental illness
  • Experience of working in other clinical settings.
  • Smoking cessation training



  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
  • Ability to travel and work flexibly across different sites in Hertfordshire
  • IT Skills including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook, Microsoft Teams, entering data onto electronic patient records

Skills and aptitude


  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multi-professional team.
  • Confidence to work autonomously, use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills are required.
  • Ability to deal with distressing circumstances and challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of risk assessment and management.
  • Ability to cope with an unpredictable work pattern and frequent interruptions
  • Understanding of legal framework MHA, MCA, DoL, safeguarding and social factors involved in care.
  • Facilitate Clinical Supervision of band 4 (e.g Health Care Assistants)


  • Specific clinical skills applicable e.g. management of tachycardia for patients on Clozapine
  • Implementing quality improvement initiatives.

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly according to client / service needs.
  • Receptive to changing environments and an ability to promote positive approaches to implementing changes according to service and client need.
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations.
  • Positive approach to work
  • Attention to detail.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Teknicon House

Springwood Drive



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