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Community Mental Health Nurse - MHSOP

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Nurse to join our community mental health team based at Colne House in Watford. However, you will work flexibly away from the base for most of the working time seeing people in the own homes, in care homes or in GP surgeries. The administrative aspect of the job can be done remotely from home, from other sites, or at Colne House.

Main duties of the job

As part of MHSOP you will be within the Community Team, and will have close links with our Crisis Function, Care Home Function, Early Memory Diagnosis and Support Service and Therapies - along with all the disciplines that work across and within them. You will develop working relationships and links with GPs and other professionals and organisations that work within your PCN so that the people you see get the right care at the right time.

As a team we regularly hold teaching and reflective sessions and look to embed an open culture of learning through our governance. You will have regular supervision, and an appraisal that looks to support your development, helping you to think about what you would like to do after the secondment ends.

This post could be a development opportunity, or a chance for a Nurse currently working at Band 5 in a different setting to try a higher grade as a Community Nurse in MHSOP to see what it is like.This core hours for the team areMondaytoFriday9-5. You could however work the 37.5 hours flexibly, for example over 4 days- please contact Jason Asemota (Interim Quadrant Manager) on 01923 837154 or 01923 837148 if you would like to discuss possible options.

If you are passionate about caring for older people in the community, we are the right team for you.Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

About us

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

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Knowledge/Training/Experience Essential
  • Degree, diploma or equivelent in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing).
  • Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mentorship Preparation Course.
  • Two years post registration experience, with at least one year post registration experience in Adult Mental Health Care.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge of legislation related to mental health and social care (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Care Programme Approach etc)
  • Sound knowledge of dementia, mental health in older people, and how CMHT interacts with nursing/residential homes
  • Pre or Post registration training/ short courses in mental health
  • Community and InPatient nursing experience
  • AMHP qualification
  • Supervision skills
  • Formal courses in dementia care
Communication Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent documentation of duties performed.
Physical Skills Essential
  • Computer literacy skills in order to enter data onto electronic client records.
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)
  • Ability to work in a number of locations (eg. office, ward, nursin home, own home etc)
Analytical Skills Essential
  • Good range of problem solving skills.
  • Good range of information gathering skills.
  • Ability to assess and manage risks
  • Experience in working with service users who present with frailty
  • Maintaining a positive, non - judgemental attitude and therapeutic optimism towards working with people with personality disorder.
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Frailty champion

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