Mental Health Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata plus HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Job Title: Mental Health Nurse

Grade: Band 5

Working pattern: full time /part time

Are you looking for a rewarding role with excellent career opportunities? An exciting opportunity has arisen for compassionate and motivated Band 5 Mental Health Nurses (experienced or newly qualified) to join our dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team at NELFT.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be part of our male acute ward Monet Ward. The ward offers recovery focused treatment, care and discharge planning, clinical and risk assessments and provides a safe and therapeutic environment. If you are passionate about what you do, we would like to hear from you!

Our Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate is currently delivering a large programme of transformation aimed at improving the experience of service users, carers and staff and making the directorate an excellent place to work and receive care. This includes a detailed development programme to promote career development for staff at all grades. This role presents an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution and develop your skills as a band 5.

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of high-quality recovery focused and patient-centred care, staff development, and collaboration. The successful applicant will work with the team to promote a culture that fosters high employee engagement and a progressive attitude to service improvement. You will also work collaboratively with others to meet needs of patients and their families, demonstrating a passion for helping those experiencing mental health concerns.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information

If you would like to be part of a supportive Trust in a rewarding service, with career development opportunities, please contact

Caroline Okworu Ward Manager - 07714272307 email

Person Specification



  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Registered Nurse for Mental Health
  • Evidence of personal development ? Application Form Interview Completed stud


  • Mental Health ? Application Form Interview Evidence of other post registration education and training



  • Commitment to working as part of a multi - disciplinary team
  • Ability to support and supervise staff



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities Key issues in service area
  • Knowledge of services provided by other agencies
  • Knowledge of health promotion approach


  • Understanding of and ability to carry out audit



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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