An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Floating Mental Health Nurse to work within the HPFT Integrated Care Team across East & North Hertfordshire. This is a unique position for someone who enjoys teamwork, challenges and variety in their day to day work.
Main duties of the job
You will be working across different localities in East and North Hertfordshire supporting the locality community mental health nurses, mental health OT's and Psychology team. You will be working in primary care alongside community matrons, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, social workers, and other professionals.
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 the Care 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, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
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!
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?
Then please read on...
Job description Job responsibilities
You will visit service users who are identified under the frailty pathway, in their place of residence, to complete a holistic assessment of their physical and mental health needs. You will work in partnership with other healthcare professionals and trusts. Integrated Care Teams aim to make healthcare more preventative, this service supports service users with multiple long term or complex conditions to remain at home rather than going into hospital or residential care. Referrals are accepted from primary care, ambulance service, A&E and secondary care.
Person Specification Physical Skills Essential
- Computer literacy skills in order to enter data onto electronic client records
- Car driver (unless you have disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)
- Aility to complete tasks associated with the job (subject to Occupational health)
Physical effort Essential
- Work will be undertkaen in office base, client homes and potentially some remote working
- A high degree of travel is required
- Knowledge of legislation related to mental health and social care (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Care Programme Approach etc)
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Ability to manage distressing and challenging situations
- Supervision Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Degree, Diploma, or equivalent in Nursing
- Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Mentorship Preparation Course.
- Two years post registration experience
- At least one year post graduation experience in Older Adult Mental Health Care.
- Pre/Post registration training/short courses in mental health
- Community and Inpatient nursing experience
- AMHP/NMP qualification
- Physical healthcare training
- Experience of working with clients with delirium
- Tier 2 dementia training
- Experience of working in primary care settings
Communication Skills Essential
- Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
- Ability to feedback and discuss cases within a multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent report writing skills
- Excellent documentation of duties performed
- Confidence to work autonomously in the community
Analytical Skills Essential
- Good range of problem solving skills
- Good range of Information gathering skills
- Ability to assess and manage risks
- Fine attention to detail
- Experience of working with service user with personality disorder
- Maintaining a positive, non-judgmental attitude and therapeutic optimism towards working with people with personality disorder
- Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
Mental and Emotional effort Essential
- Ability to concentrate in a busy environment
- Ability to prioritise case/workload
- Ability to work autonomously
- Ability to make good clinical decisions
- Ability to deal with stressful situations
- Good team player
- Committed to high quality care and service provision of older people
- Good time management skills
- Ability to work flexibly to meet service need
- Ability to network and form working relationships with other agencies, charities, and providers
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