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Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
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Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
367-EAN-6085-H
Site
Centenary House, Hitchin
Town
HITCHIN
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/01/2023 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. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity for the post of Community Mental Health Nurse has become available within North Hertfordshire Adult Community Mental Health Services, based at Centenary House in Hitchin.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions. 

Main duties of the job

In accordance with the systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust you will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload: including implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Care Plans within the CPA Framework; administering and/or supervision of administration of prescribed medication and liaising with other professionals including GPs and external agencies.  You will also ensure full compliance with aftercare issues such as Social Care requirements.

The postholder will be required to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Code Of Practice and other relevant legislation.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Working for our organisation

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…

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Summary:


The Community Mental Health Nurse will be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and will work in close co-operation with hospital based, primary care based professionals, other community agencies such as Housing, Probation, Police, Children Schools & Families and Voluntary Agencies.


The Community Mental Health Nurse will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload of people with complex mental health and or social care needs; and maintaining associated records. They will also act as mentor for student nurses as required.
All staff should comply with the Trust’s Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • At least 1 years post registration experience at Band 5 in a relevant mental health setting
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
  • Understanding of the National service framework.
  • Understanding primary/secondary care interface.
  • Successful change experiences.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Karen Howard
Job title
Service Line Lead - North Hertfordshire Adult CMHS
Email address
karen.howard1@nhs.net
Telephone number
07771 504230