Registered Mental Health Nurse

Posting date12 June 2020

Closing date12 July 2020


LocationGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk

CompanyNHS Professionals

Job typeTemporary

HoursFull Time


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Job Title and Grade: Mental Health Nurse
Location/Trust: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust
Wards Covered: Great Yarmouth & Waveney Acute Service
Contract Type: This contract is approximately for a duration of three months
Hours: Varied, including days and nights
Pay Rates: £16.97 - £27.15 per hour

The Role:

Joining the team at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) you will provide mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.
The trust aims to be recognised as a national leader through the provision and co-ordination of high quality, excellent and cost-effective services, together with a commitment to research and innovation. They aim to be an expert in mental health whole life care and wellbeing, known by the local community to provide excellent advice, care and treatment in a friendly, flexible and timely manner.
We have long-term placement opportunities available for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Band 5 available at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.
The work would be on a fixed term basis to support the existing staff within a busy mental health ward setting.

Receive enhanced rates during certain periods, build up a holiday allowance and gain valuable experience with the chance to work shifts on a variety of settings around the Trust.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing Nursing and Midwifery practice, and of delivering excellence in patient care.
Whilst proud of their heritage, their focus is the future, and central to this vision is providing evidence and value-based individualised care to the people supported.

To apply for this post, you will:

• Have a valid NMC Pin
• Have previous experience working with mental health patients in a similar nursing role
• Undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care without direct supervision, ensuring continuity of practice. As named nurse to ensure accurate mental health clustering is carried out on admission, discharge and at reviews.
• Ensure that nursing practice is person centred and, as far as possible, promoting the direct involvement of patients and carers in the development of the plan of care from admission to discharge.
• Ensure that clinical practice is consistent with the Care Programme Approach.
• Take responsibility for ensuring that personal nursing practice is informed by relevant local and national developments and is evidenced based.
• Under the direction of the Ward Manager/Senior Charge Nurse, participate in clinical audit and clinical governance activities.
• Carry out Risk Assessment
• Act as the named nurse for a group of patients with ultimate responsible for providing an individualised plan of care for each patient.
• Ensure that personal appearance, practice and manner conform to the Standards and expectations of the Trust and are in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.
• Ensure compliance with the regulations in respect of the storage and administration of drugs pursuant to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973.

• Ensure compliance with the Trust and Service policies for the care of patient’s valuables and ensuring awareness amongst other staff of Standing Financial instructions and others relevant guidance documents.
• Maintain a professional Therapeutic relationship/boundary with patients, carers and colleagues.
• Report any untoward incidents, accidents or complaints involving patients, relatives/carers or staff to the nurse in charge of the area.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

• Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
• First choice of shifts at your Trust – Access to shifts before they are available to agency
• Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work
• Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
• Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
• Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03332 407 552
• Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.
Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Register today for various long term placement opportunities.
For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Zoe Bircham, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01603 421117 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
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