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12 Jan

Team Leader

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), Hertford

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking individual to lead a highly motivated team at Seward Lodge, an acute admission and treatment unit in Older People Services in Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Seward Lodge is located at Lilbourne Drive, Hertford.

The Trust and the unit have a Good CQC rating and therefore looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who will help the team to deliver a service and care that is outstanding and upholds the Trust values.

We invite applications from enthusiastic, motivated, compassionate mental health nurses who have over 3 years nursing experience including at least 12 months experience of working at a Band 6 level who
- Are proactive, able and responsive nurses who will provide leadership clinically and the management of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Have excellent communication skills and organisational abilities.
- Demonstrate experience in providing meaningful and robust supervision with staff and the skills to undertake productive staff appraisals and performance reviews.
- Possess strong leadership and managerial skills and the ability to provide strategies to support staff in managing high risk service users within the acute setting.
- You will understand the importance of and be experienced in collaborative working with service users, families and carers and understand the principles of recovery model.
- Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of care planning and risk assessment for service user group with complex physical and mental health needs; including the ability to engage people who are acutely unwell.
- A good working knowledge of professional issues including legislation such as Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) as well as the requirements of Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
- To work closely with support services and other departments

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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