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Community Mental Health Nurse with recruitment incentive

Band 6

Main area
Community Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9-5)
Job ref
367-WEST-6504-C
Site
Colne House
Town
Watford
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/02/2023 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

We have exciting opportunities for experienced Nurses to join us in delivering high quality community mental health care within the South West of Hertfordshire. You’ll be joining a dynamic nursing workforce within a strong multi-disciplinary team, and a really supportive working environment.  

You may be an experienced nurse seeking a change in direction in your career or be a Band 5 Nurse with the relevant experience and wish to progress in your career.

We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate nurses who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Nurses hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs. You will  provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families. It is expected that you will be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.

An excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. You will carry out interventions to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with the NMC Code.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate Nurses who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Nurses hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs. You will  provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families. It is expected that you will be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.

An excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. You will carry out interventions to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with the NMC Code.

Our team is based in Watford and provides services to the localities of Watford and Three Rivers. 

We are currently offering successful candidates a recruitment and retention bonus of £6,000 pro rata per annum (£1,500 paid on commencement, £1,500 paid in arrears after six months, and £3,000 paid in arrears at the end of 12 months, and £3,000 paid 6 monthly intervals thereafter). Terms and conditions apply. The bonus payment is kept under review.

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

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer:

  • a thorough induction to your role and team
  • regular, good quality supervision
  • access to a Lead Nurse for your area promoting professional development
  • a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice as part of a University NHS Foundation trust
  • the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work
  • strong values – we’re a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organisation

    We are currently offering successful candidates a generous and competitive recruitment and retention bonus of £6,000 ( pro rata) per annum (£1,500 paid on commencement, £1,500 paid in arrears after six months, and £3,000 paid in arrears at the end of 12 months, and £3,000 paid 6 monthly intervals thereafter. Terms and conditions apply. The bonus payment is kept under review.


Person specification

QUALIFICATIONS/ EDUCATION/ TRAINING

Essential criteria
  • RMN or Dip/BSc (Hons) / MSc in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 812/BSc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
  • Psychosocial Interventions

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • At least 2 years of postregistration experience with at least one year at Band 5
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
  • Warranted Approved Mental Health Professional

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE/ ABILITY/ KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • 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
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Clinical risk assessment and management in a community setting.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to teach and train others using multi-media materials suitable for presentation.
  • Knowledge of current developments in research with service user group

SKILLS & APITITUDES

Essential criteria
  • Skills to use and give supervision effectively
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment and treatment of individual, couples, and families requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in applying theory to practice and ability to use a range of models in formulating community care plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information where persuasive, empathic and reassuring skills are required.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with stressful situation including; staff and organisational problems; safeguarding; family breakdown; serious mental ill health and risk of self-harm.
  • Ability to cope with verbal abuse and to recognise and diffuse potential physical abuse from service users.
  • Ability to apply practice governance as appropriate to maintain ethical and effective clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Assessing and monitoring physical health care
Desirable criteria
  • Substantial IT skills

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing at an age appropriate level – complex, technical, and/or clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and professionals within and outside the NHS

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly across service boundaries.
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold the stress of others.
  • Respectful approach to service users, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to maintain high standards of record keeping, including data entry and recording.
  • Ability to work autonomously, setting appropriate goals in accordance with professional, ethical guidelines and Trust policies.

OTHER

Essential criteria
  • Disclosure and Barring approval (formally CRB check)
  • Confident to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative to make decisions in complex situations.
  • Able to travel independently across the Trust.
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Trevor Parsons
Job title
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Email address
trevor.parsons@nhs.net
Telephone number
07557589114
Additional information

Victoria Sharman Community Matron 07825 054802