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Registered Nursing Associate

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Colne House
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum
Salary period
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.


Job overview

Supporting the nursing service within Adult Community Mental Health Services. 

Work will include clinic support (physical health & depot etc). 

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

Our Adult Community Mental health service in Watford are seeking a motivated and compassionate Registered Nursing Associate  who wants to make a difference to their community, and holistically support patients with mental health difficulties.

As a Registered Nursing Associate you will be welcomed by our friendly multi disciplinary community mental health team to join nursing, medical, psychology, social worker and occupational therapy colleagues, to support the care and treatment of service users with  complex mental health needs.

In return we will support you to develop your nursing career.  If you feel you have the experience for this post but you have not yet commenced nursing associate training, please do contact us to discuss your interest.

In return we offer structured supervision, access to training and development as part of your own personal development and support plan. This is your chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team environment within an organisation, which is well known for its expertise and outstanding clinical services.


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.

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?

The Trust are embedding a Trauma Informed Approach within all of our inpatients units and that you will be part of this exciting development

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see Job Description & personnel specification for full details. 

The successful applicant will be supporting the multi disciplinary team in the provision of community healthcare for mentally ill service users in the Watford area.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Educated to a minimum level 5 Foundation degree level specific to nursing associate practice
  • GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • QCF in Care/Health and Social Care Level 2/3 or equivalent experience
  • Care certificate

Previous Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working within a health/care setting

Knowledge / Skills / Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • IT skills appropriate to the role
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Able to recognise own limitations in the context of the nursing associate role
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered health or care professional
  • Ability to participate in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities

Specific Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the team and the organisation, and how the role contributes to service development
  • understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family
  • understand responsibilities in relation to communication and collaboration

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

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

Trevor Parsons
Job title
Clinical Nurse Specialist
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