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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Mental Health Crisis Practitioner – First Response, Crisis Resolution

Job Reference: 367-WEST-3157-I

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Nursing
Location:
99 Waverley Road, St Albans, St Albans and sites across Hertfordshire
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

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 in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. 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 (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


Help us achieve our vision for mental health crisis provision in Hertfordshire!

Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust are looking for talented mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to work in our Crisis Service. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join – we’re developing new ways of working, which will see us delivering a 24/7 responsive adult crisis and acute home treatment service – but we need you to help us achieve our vision. The role will provide a genuine opportunity for you to develop your skills and make a difference.

You’ll have substantial clinical experience of working with service users who have presented with a mental health crisis. We’d like to see a real passion for mental health crisis services, and the difference they can make to service users and carers. It’s a challenging role, in a challenging environment, but we believe it will provide a talented and ambitious clinician with real scope to develop and influence practice.

We’re a strongly values-based organisation, so that you – and anyone that comes into contact with our services – will experience consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional treatment.

We are an exceptional organisation with big ambitions. There has never been a more exciting time to join us following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019. We are on our “Good to Great” journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our future leaders programme, undertake non-medical prescribing training, AMHP training and benefit from excellent promotion and development prospects, state of the art clinical environments and the opportunity to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team of staff who are genuinely committed to improving the lives of our service users and carers. We have an excellent range of staff benefits.

You’ll need to be a car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Owais Ahmed - Owais.Ahmed@nhs.net - 07468 710421




About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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