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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/06/2022.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 367-LD&F-5935-B

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
LD & Forensic
4 Bowlers Green - Kingsley Green site, Radlett
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic

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

We are currently looking to recruit to our established and successful Herts Secure Services, in our recent CQC inspection our Service and the Trust received a rating of Outstanding . For the last 5 years our unit has also been rated within the top 10% of Low Secure Services, a network hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Registered Nurses, with a qualification in either Learning Disability or Mental Health Nursing who would like to work within a forensic setting either on full time or part time basis

If you are highly motivated, enjoy working within a Multi-Disciplinary
clinical team to deliver high standards of care to service users with a learning disability and/or acute mental health needs, you are the person we need to join our team.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme with excellent personal development opportunities.

The aim of Preceptorship is for the newly qualified nurse to engage in a structured process of support and development ensuring a safe and enjoyable period of transition from student to newly qualified nurse.

The period of support, development and guidance will be for 1 year.
The Preceptorship model used encourages the Preceptee to engage in the development of professional skills, knowledge and competency.

You will be supported by an experienced practitioner to openly discuss and reflect your learning experiences.

A statement of completion will be recorded for inclusion into your PREP portfolio.

All newly qualified nurses will engage in a formal learning experience inclusive of 11 study days specific to your role as a newly registered nurse.

Annual leave
You get 27 days on starting, 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years service (excludes bank holidays).
If you already have NHS service then we will honour this in terms of your annual leave entitlement.

Staff Recognition
As well as regular appraisal, local and corporate induction the Trust also recognises its staff through:
Annual Staff Awards
Monthly Inspire Awards

Employee Support & Health & Wellbeing
We offer a free, confidential counselling service for all staff. This is run by a small group of experienced, professionally qualified counsellors.
We have a spiritual care team offering support to people of all faiths.
The Trust has an equality and diversity staff network providing support for staff.

The Trust recognises a number of trade unions and works in partnership with Unison, Unite, BMA, RCN to name a few.
As well as reduced gym membership and classes we offer, the Trust will be hosting a number of services for staff to keep you healthy.

As a member of staff, you have access to a wide range of discounts from NHS discounts and other local and national sites.

Flexible working
We have a range of flexible working options across the Trust including compressed hours, term-time contracts, part-time working etc.

Childcare support
For child care fees, holiday schemes, clubs, activities you can exchange up to £243 worth of salary to receive the same amount in childcare vouchers -valid for children up to the age of 16. HMRC scheme which enables a save of up to £933* a year on registered childcare costs and is exempt from tax and National Insurance.

NHS Pension
One of the UK's best pension schemes, it offers an excellent package of pension benefits.

Continues Professional Development Opportunities
Leadership Academy- Staff have access to accredited leadership development through the National Leadership Academy Programmes and HPFT Leadership Academy.

Vocational Qualifications- At the Colonnades the Trust is accredited QCF, NVQ centre and offers a wide range of vocational opportunities.
QCF Medication Unit for unregistered staff- This enables staff to gain professional qualification in recognition of their skills in the workplace.

Temporary Staffing via Bank
There are many benefits to joining our staff bank. You will gain additional experience, keep your skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money.


Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) for Healthcare Workers
Candidates offered a role with the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust , who are aged 18 and over and who will have direct, face to face contact with service users as part of their role will be required to evidence that they have received a complete course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, subject to limited exceptions, by no later than 1 April 2022. This will include front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have direct, face to-face contact with patients, such as receptionists, ward clerks, porters and cleaners.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Kim Malone Job title Team Leader Email address Telephone number 01923 633567

Why you should work for us....

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

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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