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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
LD & Forensic
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Warren Court, Woodside Road, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0HT
Abbots Langley
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
27/03/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We are currently looking to recruit to our established and successful Herts Secure Services, in our recent CQC inspection our Service received a rating of Outstanding with the Trust receiving an overall rating of Good.  For the last 5 years our unit has also been rated within the top 10% of Medium Secure Services, a network hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

We are looking for  enthusiastic and committed Registered Nurses, with a qualification in either Learning Disability or Mental Health Nursing who would like to work within a forensic setting.

If you are highly motivated, enjoy working within a Multi-Disciplinary
clinical team to deliver high standards of care to service users with a learning disability and/or acute mental health needs, you are the person we need to join our team.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme with excellent personal development opportunities.

The aim of Preceptorship is for the newly qualified nurse to engage in a structured process of support and development ensuring a safe and enjoyable period of transition from student to newly qualified nurse.

The period of support, development and guidance will be for 1 year.
The Preceptorship model used encourages the Preceptee to engage in the development of professional skills, knowledge and competency.

You will be supported by an experienced practitioner to openly discuss and reflect your learning experiences.

A statement of completion will be recorded for inclusion into your PREP portfolio.

All newly qualified nurses will engage in a formal learning experience inclusive of 11 study days specific to your role as a newly registered nurse.

Annual leave
You get 27 days on starting, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years service (excludes bank holidays).
If you already have NHS service then we will honour this in terms of your annual leave entitlement.

Staff Recognition
As well as regular appraisal, local and corporate induction the Trust also recognises its staff through:
Annual Staff Awards
Monthly Inspire Awards

Employee Support & Health & Wellbeing
We offer a free, confidential counselling service for all staff. This is run by a small group of experienced, professionally qualified counsellors.
We have a spiritual care team offering support to people of all faiths.
The Trust has an equality and diversity staff network providing support for staff.

The Trust recognises a number of trade unions and works in partnership with Unison, Unite, BMA, RCN to name a few.
As well as reduced gym membership and classes we offer, the Trust will be hosting a number of services for staff to keep you healthy.

As a member of staff, you have access to a wide range of discounts from NHS discounts and other local and national sites.

Flexible working
We have a range of flexible working options across the Trust including compressed hours, term-time contracts, part-time working etc.

Childcare support
For child care fees, holiday schemes, clubs, activities you can exchange up to £243 worth of salary to receive the same amount in childcare vouchers -valid for children up to the age of 16. HMRC scheme which enables a save of up to £933* a year on registered childcare costs and is exempt from tax and National Insurance.

NHS Pension
One of the UK's best pension schemes, it offers an excellent package of pension benefits.

Continues Professional Development Opportunities
Leadership Academy- Staff have access to accredited leadership development through the National Leadership Academy Programmes and HPFT Leadership Academy.

Vocational Qualifications- At the Colonnades the Trust is accredited QCF, NVQ centre and offers a wide range of vocational opportunities.
QCF Medication Unit for unregistered staff- This enables staff to gain professional qualification in recognition of their skills in the workplace.

Temporary Staffing via Bank
There are many benefits to joining our staff bank. You will gain additional experience, keep your skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Denford Chifamba or Charity Chitauro on 01923682062