An opportunity for the post of Community Mental Health Nurse has become vacant within community mental health services in St. Albans and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The post holder will be expected to support the running of the physical health clinic, the depot clinic and the Clozapine clinics, and to support the service users who attend those clinics.
Main duties of the job
In accordance with the systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust you will be responsible for the delivery of care to adults with mental illness. You will be required to monitor and evaluate Care Plans within the CPA Framework; administer and/or supervise the administration of prescribed medication and liaise with other professionals including GPs and external agencies. You will also ensure full compliance with aftercare issues such as Social Care requirements.
The postholder will be required to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Code Of Practice and other relevant legislation.
Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.
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 Qualifications Essential
- RMN or Dip/Bsc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
- ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship
- ENB 812/Bsc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health).
- Psychosocial interventions
- Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
- At least 2 years of post registration experience with at least one year at Band 5.
- Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
- 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 working with acute mental health problems in a community setting.
- Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, ethical issues, strategic frameworks and current guidelines regarding the range of presenting problems in adult mental health, their implications for both practices and clinical management
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