Mental Health Nurse acute in-patients

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have recently undergone expansion of the Health Based Place Of Safety (HBPOS) at the Redwoods Centre, and are looking to recruit Band 5 nurses to join our new and exciting team. The new place of safety (136 suite) consists of a 3 bedded unit, with secure outdoor space, assessment and office space and has been equipped with brand new furniture.

Whether you're newly qualified or have years of experience behind you, a career at the Redwoods Centre could be waiting for you. If you are a newly qualified nurse we will support you while in clinical practice and offer a trust preceptorship program.

Main duties of the job

  • The role will involve co-ordinating MHA assessments, liaising with West Mercia Police and CRHT, the approved mental health practitioner teams, and the local community mental health teams with regards to section 136 and Section 135 Mental Health Act assessments.
  • It will also involve the delivery of focused clinical interventions prior to the Mental Health Act assessment whilst in the HBPoS.
  • When the place of safety is not in use the post holder would be expected to align with the acute wards as directed by the site manager.

About us

Calling all Mental health nurses , We offer a friendly dedicated, supportive team environment along with excellent personalised training and development opportunities.
  • MPFT will offer an additional �4,700 'welcome to MPFT bonus' , 50% on joining us and 50% after a period of 12 months service. Individual learning fund.
  • If you are a newly qualified nurse, we will support you while in clinical practice and offer a trust preceptorship program.
  • An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to �120.00 per year
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
  • Lease car scheme.
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Progression opportunities with the chance to upskill

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering high quality clinical service to service users and their families and carers.
  • This is a brand-new team with the opportunity for you to mould and shape your position
  • You will participate in therapeutic group work programmes as well as taking the lead where appropriate. You will be required to administer medication and assess each individuals care needs in order to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • You will also be required to support student nurses on placement.
  • Key skills for this role are: Good Communicator, Caring, Compassionate, Good leadership skills, ability to Use initiative, Communicate with external and internal stakeholders and a good Understanding of mental health symptoms to appropriately monitor and participate in patient care.
  • You will need to be NMC registered and you will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and Professional guidelines.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register.


  • BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level



  • Experience of providing care and interventions within a health setting including specialist mental health settings.


  • Experience of working in a variety of healthcare settings and making decisions autonomously.

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

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Redwoods Hospital



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