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Nurse Consultant

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
HPFT, St Albans
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to appoint an exceptional leader with a significant level of nursing experience to take the role of Nurse Consultant within First episode psychosis (PATH) and at risk mental state (ARMS) Services. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, dedicated, person-focused and experienced individual to apply for the role to act as the clinical nurse lead in Early Intervention in Psychosis and with at risk mental state for psychosis in PATH & ARMS.

The post holder will have a proven track record in nursing leadership and should have the ability to lead by example, motivate and empower others by virtue of expert clinical work, leadership, education and training, practice development and research for the clinical standards of nursing care provision to people with psychosis within the PATH & ARMS services. They will play a fundamental role in ensuring effective outcomes and high quality care for those using our PATH and ARMS services in Hertfordshire. By inspiring a culture of high performance and continuous quality improvement in teams, the post holder will ensure the sustained provision of high quality services and standards for our service users, their carers and families.

This is an exciting time to join us – we’re developing new ways of working, and are looking for a strong leader to help us achieve our vision. You’ll have demonstrable nursing and service development experience within the NHS or related fields, and significant experience of working with clinicians and multi-disciplinary teams to achieve service improvement.

The main focus of the role will be to work as an expert practitioner and consultant within PATH & ARMS services by providing an advanced level of specialist intervention to the service’s most complex people with psychosis and their families, developing services within the Early intervention in psychosis and at risk mental state services, as well as contributing to the overall strategic direction and delivery of adult mental health services within the county as a whole.

The post holder will be required to work both independently, using initiative, and alongside professional leads, clinical colleagues, Trust senior managers and key partner organisations.

Join Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust as we go forward on our journey from “Good to Great”; we are looking for experienced and motivated individuals with the energy and passion to drive change in order to realise our vision. In return you will have full support from your line manager and the wider senior multi-disciplinary team and a development programme designed to enhance your career. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our Leadership Academy, and benefit from excellent career development prospects, some state of the art clinical environments and the opportunity to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team of staff who are genuinely committed to improving the lives of our service users and carers. We have an excellent range of staff benefits.

If you feel you are at the point in your career where you are equipped with the right skills and attitude and ready to take on this exciting and challenging role, we would like to hear from you.

In addition to the basic salary, this post may attract a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK.

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Mary Ingram Job title Service Line lead Email address Telephone number 07788 153910

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