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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Community Mental Health Nurse - MHSOP Crisis Function

Job Reference: 367-EAN-4197-G

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
MH Older People
Colne House, 21 Upton Road, Watford, WD18 0JP, Watford
£31,365 - £37,890 Per annum pro rata

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

Mental Health Services for Older People are looking to recruit experienced Mental Health Nurses to join our already established multi-disciplinary team. The Post is based in Watford, but the majority of work will be with people in their own homes across Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.

The team provides the crisis function to our community team and is responsible for the support and treatment of older adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis - with people that have either a functional or organic condition. The team also has responsibility for assessment and gatekeeping people who may require admission to a mental health inpatient unit.

Mental Health Services for Older People are comprised of five functions that work in an interlinked way to provide care to people. We have a community team, a crisis function, a care home function, a therapy function and a memory service. As a professional you will have regular supervision and a PDP that aims to work with your strengths and to develop your skills. As a team we also hold reflective sessions.

We would welcome applications from people looking for both full time and part time hours, and will discuss with successful candidates their hours after the interview. The crisis function works across 7 days, providing a service between 0900 and 2100hrs on weekdays and between 1100 and 1900hrs on weekends. The postholder will therefore be required to work within the shift pattern.

Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJacqueline Pisapia and Carole TearleJob titleTeam Leaders - Crisis FunctionEmail addresshpft.swherts.smhtop@nhs.netTelephone number01923 837148

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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