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Community Mental Health Nurse with Recruitment Incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our Adult Community Mental Health Services in Watford. Full or part time hours will be considered.

We can offer you a competitive salary, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust . In addition this post attracts a £6,000 Recruitment & Retention pro rata premia.

Our local Adult Community Mental Health Services are developing mini teams to enhanceour clinic provision for medicines administration and physical health support. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge of nursing in a community setting, working closely with colleagues in a small supportive team,andmaking a real difference to the quality of services.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team who work creatively, collaboratively and compassionately to deliver the very best standards of care. The successful candidate have regular supervision, and continuing professional development opportunities.

As a University Trust, we have close links to the University of Hertfordshire, providing excellent learning and development opportunities for staff, as well as strengthening clinical research.Newly registered Band 5 community nurses are supported in their transition from student to nurse through a 12 month preceptorship programme.

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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information on the job and responsibilities.

Person Specification Knowledge/Training/Experience Essential
  • RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.
Areas of Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Working knowledge of MHA (1983), CPA, Risk Assessment and Section 25 etc.
  • Effective multi-professional team communication & team working
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care with supervision.
  • Medication administration.
  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
Communication skills Essential
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, service users, carers, and relatives. Also with a range of local statutory and non statutory agencies
  • High standard of report writing
General Essential
  • Able to use computers for clinical record entry, seeking information, producing detailed reports and communication purposes
  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

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