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Senior Staff Nurse Mental Health

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Are you a Mental Health Nurse looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be?

Do you have an interest in mental health care in a physical health care setting?

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment?

Do feel passionate and motivated to make a real difference in people's lives?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Registered Mental Health nurse to join our new and developing mental health team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

From education and prevention to crisis and specialist care -our team work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for. There is a great variety to the role which involves working with all specialities involved within the Trust.

You will be working at the interface between physical and mental health and will bring your knowledge and expertise to support the clinical teams in the Emergency Department and in-patient services across Sheffield Teaching Hospital sites.

The Mental Health Team works alongside Psychiatric Liaison to improve the safety and quality of care given to people with co-existing mental and physical health problems.

Main duties of the job

To provide mental health nursing support to patients in the Emergency Department including ensuring their safety within clinical areas and/or during escort duties.

To be responsible for the initial provision and/or the maintenance of high standards of care for mental health patients in the ED.

To provide professional leadership in relation to the day-to-day management of patients requiring mental health care and support.

To follow the patients' Mental Health Risk Management Plan as devised by Liaison Psychiatry staff, Lead Nurse for Mental Health or Nurse Advisor (MH), or a Duty Psychiatrist.

Where appropriate, to formulate care plans in relation to the patients mental health needs in conjunction with other mental health professionals and the patient but to adhere to plans put in place by the assessing Mental Health Team including Liaison Psychiatry services.

To fulfil the relatively autonomous role of Mental Health Nurse in a non-Mental Health setting, working to established policies and procedures but willing and able to use professional decision-making skills and discretion as required.

To use critical assessment skills to address new or ambiguous matters/circumstances and to seek support as required.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

About us

Our patients and staff are not numbers they are individuals.Proud to make a Differenceis not just our slogan but the way we do things. If you are looking for a role or career that excites you, stretches your potential and gives you job satisfaction, we would love to hear from you.

You will be part of an ambitious and friendly team within one of the UK's leading NHS Trusts which also has an impressive track record of leading clinical research and innovation.

As well as a great job, our location provides the perfect mix of vibrant city life but with the beautiful Peak District countryside also on the doorstep. Known as the outdoor city, it is a lovely place to make your home.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse on the NMC register.
  • Post graduate qualifications Mental Health, or equivalent in experience.
  • Completed approved Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course or, willingness to undertake in post.


  • Registered General Adult Nurse on the NMC register.



  • Post qualifying experience in Acute Mental Health setting.
  • Substantial experience of working in an NHS setting.


  • Experience working in a General Hospital setting.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Must be an effective team player.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills in risk assessment.
  • Excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation in relation to Mental Health and mental capacity.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Possess ability to work on own and as part of a team.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in relation to the management of suicidal individuals.


  • Knowledge of co-morbid physical illnesses in relation to Mental health patients.

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.
  • Able to use initiative and demonstrate a proactive approach.
  • Able to work flexibly.
  • Must be able to reliable, calm and have an approachable manner.
  • Proactive about own personal development in line with KSF Post requirements.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity.

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