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Community Mental Health Nurse FACT + �6000 incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum + 5% basic salary (max £2,011 per annum)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024
A dynamic new role has been created for a Community Mental Health nurse to work in the FACT service (Flexible Assertive Community Treatment)!

We are seeking to recruit an experienced mental health nurse who is keen to work with service users who require immediate support to prevent escalation and admission to hospital.

If you enjoy the flexibility of community work managing short term casework and want to make a real difference to the service user, come and join us!

Our friendly and supportive team is based in Watford and if you would like an informal chat/visit, please contact Joel Lagnado on 07415 381704.

You must hold a full valid driving license and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

This role attracts a recruitment incentive of �6,000: �1,500 on commencement, �1,500 after six months and �3,000 every six months thereafter

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery of care to service users who are receiving support from FACT
  • undertake assessments of needs with recommendations around care planning and risk management
  • undertake Connected Lives assessments including physical health assessments and assessments of medication side-effects
  • participate in Multi Disciplinary Team working
  • supervise Band 5 Nurses, Nursing Associates, Health Care Support Workers and Support Time and Recovery Workers and students.

In return, we can offer you:
  • leadership and management training opportunities
  • �6,000 recruitment incentive
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and a maximum payment pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing services
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question.

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality CommissionOur family of over 4,000 members of staff provide health and social care for 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. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To maintain effective joint working with others, developing positive working relationships and clear communications with the FACT team, MDT and other professionals.
  • Ensure that all relevant information regarding service users care in particular issues of concern regarding practice and workload are communicated and documented as necessary to the FACT manager.
  • To liaise with other professionals in relation to service user care, actively participating in care planning and review meetings.

Full details on attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • RMN or Dip/BSc (Hons) / MSc in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship/Practice Supervisor & Assessor training


  • ENB 812/BSc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Venepuncture



  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • Post-registration experience with at least one year at Band 5
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community
  • Experience of delivering evidence-based care
  • Experience of administering medications, assessing side-effects and undertaking physical health checks.


  • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House, Upton Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0JP

Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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