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Bank Band 5 RN-Astley Court, Norfolk

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
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 as and when required often at short notice at Band 5 level, within Astley Court, NorfolkIf you are interested in working within our learning disability & forensic services in a temporary capacity we would like to hear from you. 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.Requirements for various hours can be considered. If you are available in school holidays or term time only then we would also like to hear from you.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 or learning disability 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

The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals in assessing service user's needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes that promote service user empowerment through the process. The post holder, with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will participate in the assessment and treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs of the service users. The post holder will support the Charge Nurse and the Team Leader to ensure that the service is managed effectively and efficiently in all aspects

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. To support us on this journey we are looking for an energetic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join our organisation.

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively fulfil the role of Named Nurse for the individuals in the service area, providing a holistic approach to service user assessment, treatment, review and management of packages of care
  • Ensure that the statutory requirements of the MHA 1983 (amended 2007) and Mental Capacity Act are observed and applied
  • Have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the service area
  • Have effective working relationships with other professionals within the service area, across the Strategic Business Units, (SBUs) Trust and other NHS providers and key stakeholders
  • Contribute towards effective management and utilisation of resources with service area
  • Lead a nursing staff team in the absence of the Charge Nurse.

Person Specification



  • Academic qualifications o RNMH/RNLD/RMN
  • Membership of professional bodies o NMC



  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk



  • Physically fit and able to successfully complete a prevention and management of aggression training course, and annual refresher training
  • Access to own transportation
  • Able to travel to place of work

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Astley Court, Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5EW

Astley Court, Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5EW


NR13 5EW

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