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Bank CPN, Band 6, Watford SW-1231

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical and operational day

to day service delivery ensuring that an individualised comprehensive

assessment and Care Management service is effectively delivered.

Responsibilities include the clinical and operational supervision of

junior nursing staff and students as delegated by the manager.

To be accountable for delivering a quality service that is effective and

efficient in line with the organisation's objectives and performance


To contribute to strategic service development working collaboratively

with other agencies.

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

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a specialist Duty Worker for 3 days per week to work as part of the Adult Community Mental Health Service based in Watford. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

The post holder will be based at Colne House and the role will be spread over 3 days (this can be decided by the postholder). Main duties include but are not limited to managing and responding to requests from service users, carers and other stakeholders for urgent support or advice. This may involve undertaking face to face initial assessments and / or welfare visits and the assessment of risks and liaison with other HPFT services and teams.

This is both a challenging and rewarding position where good communication and organisational skills are required. Support and advice is provided by the Duty Manager who you will be working closely with and other senior staff including the medical team.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, prioritise and manage own workload and display initiative whilst maintaining a positive, professional and calm approach.

The Adult Community Mental Health team is a large and busy team providing care and support to Adults of working age who are experiencing mental health difficulties that are impacting on their lives and daily functioning. The service operates Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Preferred Car driver with access to a car

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake comprehensive health needs and risk assessments. (including capacity assessments) and develop a care plan (Health Action Plan) in accordance with identified needs establishing specialistcourse of responsibilities/actions based on Recovery Principles.

Carry out joint assessment with other MDT as required.

Aware of and comply with the relevant mental health and work

related legislation and policy at all times.

Maintain patient safety, in collaboration with patients, carers and other team members

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient.

Provides clinical advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other disciplines.

Undertakes urgent and priority assessments with risk assessments

Liaise with other services eg: Police A & E as required

Provide relevant up to date evidence based information about

treatment/intervention that enables service users to make informed

choices about their care.

Deliver evidence based care in a timely manner.

Make reactive recommendations as necessary when working alone

in the community.

Undertake health promotion activities with individuals and groups.

Promote physical health and well-being by providing health

checks/screen and monitoring.

Where necessary to administer prescribed medication or to supervise

its administration and assess the service user for desired and non

desired effects.

Maintain robust clinical records and prepare reports as required.

Provide and facilitate specialist help and advice to other

professionals agencies and carers.

Person Specification

Other requirements


  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, which prevents you from driving)



  • RMN or Dip/BSc (Hons) / MSc in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship



  • Strong experience at Band 5
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JP

Colne House, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JP


WD18 0JP

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