Community Mental Health Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per Annum
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Virtual recruitment webinar:

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding job where no two days are the same? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

Would you like a job with excellent career progression opportunities in nursing, psychology and occupational therapy? Do you like the idea of walking to work and being a valued member of your local community?

If you answered 'YES' to the questions above, sign up for our recruitment event to find out more about working for our Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Services.

Date:Thursday 11 August 2022

Time:10.30am to 11.30am

Location:MS Teams

You are invited to our recruitment webinar on Thursday 11 August from 10.30am to 11.30am on MS Teams. This is an opportunity for you to meet with our managers and become familiar with our services. To be interviewed, you will need to apply.

Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurses -North West Adult Community Mental Health Team, St Albans

We have an exciting opportunity for newly qualified nurse or a nurse wishing to transition from the ward into the community. We are looking for a nurse to join us in delivering high quality community mental health care within the the locality of of St. Albans. The area is well served with transport links to historic Hertfordshire and its glorious countryside as well as into London and beyond.

We have a vacancy in our multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team based in St Albans serving the needs of people requiring secondary level mental health care

Main duties of the job

We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate nurses who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Nurses hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs.

You will also provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families. It is expected that you will be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.

An excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. You will carry out interventions to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with the NMC Code.

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer:o a thorough induction to your role and teamo regular, good quality supervisiono access to Lead Nurse for your area promoting professional developmento a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practiceo the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside worko strong values - we're a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organisation

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 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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery ensuring that an individualised comprehensive assessment and Care Management service is effectively delivered. Responsibilities include the clinical and operational supervision of junior nursing staff and students as delegated by the team manager. To be accountable for delivering a quality services that is effective and efficient in line with the organisations objectives and performance indicators. To contribute to strategic service development working collaboratively with other agencies.

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of 1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

Person Specification Knowledge/Training/Experience 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
  • Warranted Approved Mental Health Professiona
  • Skills to use and give supervision effectively
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment and treatment of individual, couples, and families requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Skills in applying theory to practice and ability to use a range of models in formulating community care plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multi-professional team.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information where persuasive, empathic and reassuring skills are required
  • Ability to deal sensitively with stressful situation including; staff and organisational problems; safeguarding; family breakdown; serious mental ill health and risk of self-harm
  • Ability to cope with verbal abuse and to recognise and diffuse potential physical abuse from service users
  • Ability to apply practice governance as appropriate to maintain ethical and effective clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Assessing and monitoring physical health care
  • Substantial IT skills

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