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Community Mental Health Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our accredited community mental health service in Cheshunt working in our outstanding organisation. Our teams can offer you opportunities to work in supportive multi disciplinary settings to develop your nursing career.

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 .

Main duties of the job

We are seeking nurses who can provideeffective support and interventionsto adults with mental health conditions to work collaboratively with service users in developing recovery goals and plans

You will have opportunity to contribute to service development workingjointly with other agencies, and to provide specific nursing interventions and contribute a nursing voice inmulti-disciplinary clinical discussions, care planning and assessments.

We provide opportunities to specialize in both clinic & community based work. Feel free to call our CNS for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit (0788 0080982)

About us

HPFT offer regular supervision, access to regular nursing, CPD and MDT support and the chance to work in a joyful and supportive team. The area is well served with transport infrastructure to London and further afield. Hertfordshire is a diverse county offering cultural pursuits, market towns, beautiful countryside and historical sites.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description for full details of post. The successful postholder will become a core part of the teams nursing function as well as supporting initial assessment, integrated commissioning work & the delivery of HCC safeguarding.

If you want to develop confidence & be at the front of expanding integration of health & social care then this is the right job for you.

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).
  • Qualified in Psychosocial interventions
Experience and Attainments Essential
  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • Relevant experience at Band 5.
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care
  • Experience of workingin a community MH setting
Knowledge Essential
  • 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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Clinical risk assessment and management in a community setting
  • Ability to teach and train others using multi-media materials suitable for presentation
  • Knowledge of current developments in research with service user group
Skills and Aptitudes Essential
  • Skills to use and give supervision effectively
  • Skills in applying theory to practice and ability to use a range of models in formulating community care plans
  • Assessing and monitoring physical health care
  • Ability to develop collaboratve, recovery focussed care plans
  • Ability to work in collaboration with carers
  • Substantial IT skills

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