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Staff Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pro rata + 5% min £1,034 max £1,791
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals inassessing service user's needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomesthat promote service user empowerment through the process. The postholder, with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will participate in theassessment and treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, whichaddresses 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.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse post at Victoria Court. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and innovative person to work within the team.

Continuing NHS Health Care to service users suffering from dementia. The team supports their carers and family to ensure a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to care planning is achieved. Previous experience of working with this client group is desirable.

You will be required to demonstrate a sound knowledge base commensurate with experience. You must be enthusiastic and have a flexible approach to work. The demands of the unit mean that the individual has to be versatile and flexible in order to meet service users' needs. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of professionals is paramount.

The team embraces a recovery based philosophy which places the service user at the heart of the service, and promotes a way of care which is focused on the whole person in the context in which they live. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team where regular supervision and professional development is encouraged.

The organisation has a supportive and robust preceptorship scheme aimed at supporting newly-qualified nurses.

We welcome applications from RGNs and RNAs.

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 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

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

To communicate effectively, using a variety of methods, with membersof the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), service users, carers and otheragencies involved in the service users care To chair meetings effectively, when required To demonstrate de-escalation skills in managing aggression exhibitedby service users To maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with service users

To comply with and promote the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)Code of Professional Conduct In conjunction with carers and other MDT members, the post holder willlead in the nursing assessment, planning, implementation andevaluation of care for an identified group of service users To 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 Trust

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • NMC registration
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Completion of management training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk
  • Experience in care planning
  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of working with persons with dementia
  • Provision of effective clinical supervision
  • Leadership and motivational skills
Communication skills Essential
  • Ability to chair meetings effectively
Analytical Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate good decision making skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Knowledge and ability to positively manage change
  • Ability to identify and manage changes to clinical risks

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