International Registered Nurse - Mental Health

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are now recruiting International Mental Health Nurses to our trust. We are particularly looking to hear from Mental Health/Psychiatric Nurses who have passed their IELTS/OET and completed or in the process of completing their Mental Health Nurse Test of Competency (CBT) .

As part of your application, please state your Mental Health experience and your current NMC application stage.

We are looking for highly motivated nurses who can demonstrate excellent clinical and interpersonal qualities. The successful candidate must be willing to work in a fast paced environment, have a positive outlook and ensure that delivering a high quality service, which genuinely engages with service users, carers and other stakeholders, is a key priority.

Main duties of the job

This role entails taking responsibility for the day to day management of the ward as required in support of the ward manager and deputies, including teaching, supervision of junior staff/students. In addition to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (M.D.T) to develop person centred holistic care and maintaining individual's quality of life assessing them for appropriate community placements.

Initially, you will join the trust as a Band 4 HCA whilst you are working towards passing your OSCE in Mental Health and becoming a Band 5 Registered Nurse (Mental Health). You will be provided with bespoke training and support to enable you to successfully complete your OSCE exam and register with the NMC as part of the Mental Health Workforce.

The position requires shift work, including occasional nights, on a rotational basis.

***PLEASE NOTE - We cannot accept applications from candidates who are Adult Nurses or have done their Adult Nurse CBT***

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care. We have opportunities at:
  • Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness
  • Guild Lodge, Secure unit, Near Preston
  • The Harbour, Blackpool

Benefits and support we will provide to you include:
  • Paid flights over to the UK
  • Airport taxi pickup
  • 3 months paid accommodation
  • Dedicated OCSE training supported by Practice Educator for International Nurses
  • OSCE Training programme
  • Travel and accommodation for your OSCE Exam
  • Including one funded OSCE attempt at an OSCE centre within the UK

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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