Qualified Mental Health Nurses - Overseas Applicants

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata + High Cost Allowance may apply
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Qualified Mental Health Nurse - Overseas Applicants

Are you an experienced psychiatric or mental health nurse looking to move to and work in the UK?

Have you passed IELTS/OET and Mental Health CBT with decision letter from NMC to grant permission to undertake the Mental Health OSCE?

If you are passionate about delivering excellent care to our service users and answered yes to the above, we would like to hear from you.

We will support and guide you through your preparation and transition to the UK. In addition to our induction and training programmes, we will support and prepare you for your objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) includes dedicated examination preparation and mentoring.

Please look at our overseas nursing handbook for more information about our services and how we can support your development and career.

You will be joining our outstanding clinical team to deliver excellent care to our patients.

In addition to our standard employee benefits, we offer a competitive package to support overseas nurses financially includes:
  • IELTS or OET fees (successful exam)
  • CBT &OSCE fee (for one sitting)
  • NMC registration fee
  • VISA fee
  • Accommodation support
  • Flight to the UK

We are accepting application from mental health nurses only.

We look forward to hearing from you.

High Cost Allowance may apply depending on area - 5% base salary, minimum payment of £1066 and max payment of £1845 per annum

Main duties of the job


The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals in assessing service user's needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes that promote service user empowerment through the process. The post holder, with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will participate in the assessment and treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs of the service users.The post holder will support the Charge Nurse and the Team Leader toensure that the service is managed effectively and efficiently in all aspects.

PRECEPTORSHIPThis job description covers staff subject to preceptorship arrangements. The aim of preceptorship is for the newly registered nurse to engage in a minimum of a twelve month structured process of support and development. This will run parallel to the Trust's rotation nursing scheme. The process will enable the post holder to develop professional skills, knowledge and competencies and expected standards in relation to the NMC Code.Within the differing two practice experiences, the post holder will be expected to take on the agreed role of a Staff Nurse within the service provision. Support will be given to all Staff Nurses under preceptorship and on the rotation nursing scheme via mentors, area managers and the Placement Support Team.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just fivemental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare 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?

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIESTo actively fulfil the role of Named Nurse for the individuals in the service area, providing a holistic approach to service user assessment,treatment, review and management of packages of careTo ensure that the statutory requirements of the MHA 1983 (amended2007) and Mental Capacity Act are observed and appliedTo have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the serviceareaTo have effective working relationships with other professionals within the service area, across the Strategic Business Units, (SBUs) Trustand other NHS providers and key stakeholdersTo contribute towards effective management and utilisation ofresources with service areaTo lead a nursing staff team in the absence of the Charge Nurse.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPSTo form effective working relationships with other professionals and nursing staff within the service area, across the SBU, service users andacross and other internal and external stakeholders.To maintain links with various external agencies associated with themanagement of service users and their care packageTo treat colleagues and service users with respect at all times, creatinga positive role model and team player.COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTSTo act at all times in safeguarding the integrity, confidentiality and availability of sensitive information relating to both service users andstaffTo demonstrate excellent interpersonal skillsTo communicate effectively, using a variety of methods, with members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), service users, carers and otheragencies involved in the service users careTo chair meetings effectively, when requiredTo demonstrate de-escalation skills in managing aggression exhibitedby service usersTo maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with service usersTo ensure effective and collaborative working with staff from otherprovider and commissioning organisations.CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITYTo comply with and promote the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)Code of Professional ConductIn conjunction with carers and other MDT members, the post holder will lead in the nursing assessment, planning, implementation andevaluation of care for an identified group of service usersTo recognise and promote all aspects of equality and diversity whilstassessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care.

To carry out clinical nursing procedures/techniques whenever requiredin accordance with the policies and procedures of the TrustTo implement and promote evidence based clinical processes andstandards of practice across the service areaTo undertake a range of, comprehensive and evidence based clinical risk assessments and associated care plans that are relevant to theservice users care needs.To review and communicate service users risk assessments and management care plans in accordance with Trust policy, ensuring meaningful service user, carers and MDT involvement throughout theprocessTo provide written reports as necessary for service user reviews,tribunals etc, in accordance with agreed record keeping standardsTo ensure each service user per shift receives therapeutic engagement time as per care plan and that this is reflected in the care recorddocumentation.As Named Nurse, to ensure that each service user has a minimum ofone to one time at least three times per weekTo ensure that the administration and safe custody of drugs and medications are in accordance with Trust policy and procedure, andthe NMC guidelines.To regularly assess and report on the side effects experienced byservice usersLEADERSHIP AND STAFF MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITYTo lead and manage others and the nursing team, in the absence ofthe Charge Nurse, promoting commitment and motivationTo demonstrate a willingness to positively engage in changemanagementTo act as a role model to the MDT, service users, carers and staffTo provide clinical supervision to junior nursing staff as per Trust policyIn consultation with the Charge Nurse and Team Leader, to set and review performance objectives for Health Care Assistants and other staff where appropriate. This will include supporting staff in theirongoing personal developmentTo be a mentor or co-mentor to student nurses in the clinical areaTo provide a person centred/recovery oriented approach integrated within the care planning approach, which optimises integration intocommunity life.FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITYTo assist the Charge Nurse and Team Leader in the effective use ofresources at all timesTo assist the Charge Nurse and Team Leader in the care and safe custody of service users monies and property in accordance with theTrusts standing financial arrangements.SERVICE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTTo comply with the Trusts requirement in attending all relevantmandatory trainingTo actively participate in quality and safety improvement initiativesTo advise senior management on current issues and newdevelopments with the service area field

To develop and deliver in-service training for nursing staff working in the service area and business unit, in conjunction with members of themanagement teamTo participate in the training of student nurses, their assessments and placement evaluation in accordance with the NMC and universityrequirementsTo maintain evidence of continuing professional nurse developmentTo support both the mentorship of student nurses and preceptorship ofnewly registered nursesTo develop and maintain own professional profile.ANALYTICAL AND JUDGEMENTAL SKILLSTo ensure clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the serviceareaTo assess, plan, implement and evaluate service user care and riskTo be flexible in the approach to care, using own judgement anddecision making processTo recognise own limitationsTo engage in reflective practiceTo have the knowledge and abilities to manage change.PLANNING AND ORGANISATIONAL SKILLSTo ensure effective planning, time management and decision makingskillsTo effectively coordinate a shift as delegated by the Charge Nurse ofTeam LeaderTo prioritise own work loadTo attend service user care review meetings and ward rounds in theservice areaTo produce comprehensive and accurate report writing abilities andpresentation at meetingsTo maintain high standards of record keeping.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • English Language passed
  • CBT in Mental Health passed

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