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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team CPN

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,136 max £1,915)
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Community Psychiatric Nurse, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

We are looking for experienced mental health nurse to join our busy and dynamic Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based in Cygnet House in Ware, Hertfordshire.

The Team:
  • We are a friendly, supportive and caring team.
  • We are a team looking for enthusiastic clinicians that are positive about leading future change and development, to ensure the highest standards of care are available to our service users.
  • As a University Trust, we have close links to the University of Hertfordshire, and our team have optimized this opportunity in providing excellent learning and development opportunities to our staff.

Main duties of the job

You will be:
  • An experienced clinician working with service users at various phases of their mental health.
  • Passionate about making a difference for individuals and their carer's during their personal journey.
  • Ambitious to work within this challenging role, in a challenging environment, with real scope to develop and influence practice.

The role:
  • Providing urgent assessments to those considered to have acute mental health concerns and to robust home treatment options as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • A role that is varied and challenging, offering an opportunity to work in a variety of settings, with people with a variety of mental health needs.
  • As gatekeepers for hospital admission, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide safe and effective treatment in the community, and facilitate early discharges from the acute inpatient units.
  • Working collaboratively with our service users, their carer's and our colleagues to positively manage risk in the acute care pathway, whilst enabling and empowering an individuals' recovery journey.

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 postholder will support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of a multiprofessional Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment Team providing a high quality service to meet the needs of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers. To ensure efficient and effective running of the team, providing Leadership and supervision within themulti-disciplinary staff group as appropriate.

The postholder will undertake urgent assessments of people with mental health problems in acute crisis and where appropriate provide intensive community based treatment/support services as an alternative to inpatient admission. The service will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The postholder will be responsible for helping to establish and maintain team systems and processes for effective team working and processes, including outcome measures and audit under the direction of the Team Manager

All staff should comply with the Trusts Open Culture, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, and Equality and Diversity.

Person Specification Education, qualifications & training Essential
  • RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.
  • ENB 812 / BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or similar training.
Experience Essential
  • At least 3 years post registration experience with at least one year at grade F
  • Experience in acute and community areas.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in community setting
Aptitude and skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team
  • Confidence to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills are required.
  • Ability to deal with distressing circumstances and challenging behaviour
  • Experience of risk assessment in an acute / community setting
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to cope with an unpredictable work pattern and frequent interruptions
  • Understanding of legal framework and social factors involved in community care
  • Supervision skills
  • Specific clinical skills applicable in an acute community setting e.g. brief therapy, cognitive therapy, and anxiety management.

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