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Senior Mental Health Nurse

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our team at London North West University Healthcare Trust (LNWH) as a Senior Mental Health Nurse (Band 6) and make a significant impact on the lives of mental health patients and vulnerable adults. We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to join our Enhanced Observation Team (EOT) and contribute to the delivery of evidence-based, high-quality care within budgetary constraints.

Are you passionate about providing exceptional care to patients with acute mental health needs? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are seeking two dedicated and experienced Senior Mental Health Nurses (Band 6) to join our team at Northwick Park Hospital and Ealing Hospital. As a senior member of our team, you will play a crucial role in leading, supervising, and providing day-to-day advice and guidance on the care of patients who are acutely mentally ill, including those suffering from dementia, delirium, or other acute illnesses. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our patients.

Main duties of the job

Working closely with a Band 7 Lead Mental Health Nurse, you will have the support and mentorship needed to excel in your role. Your main focus will be facilitating timely and effective assessment of patients requiring enhanced nursing care. You will work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to develop patient-focused care plans, ensuring that specialist input is incorporated. Your dedication to patient safety will be paramount as you maintain a high standard of care and provide ongoing evaluation of prescribed treatments.

In addition to your patient-centered responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in ensuring that staff members are supported and educated on all aspects of the Mental Health Act (MHA). Your expertise will contribute to the adherence of relevant policies and legislative requirements, further enhancing the quality of care provided by our team.

This is a unique position that will require close collaboration with our Liaison Psychiatry Team. Together, you will jointly deliver specialist mental health care across our trust, creating a seamless and comprehensive care experience for our patients.

Note: This job advertisement is for two positions, one at Northwick Park Hospital and the other at Ealing Hospital. Please specify your preferred location in your application.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • oEducated to diploma level or equivalent in Psychiatric Nursing, Psychotherapy, Counselling, or a related discipline

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience (as a qualified nurse) in any combination of the following: Liaison Psychiatric Nurse, acute psychiatric setting, working within a CMHT, Older adults, Home treatment teams.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Mental Health Act (1983/ 2007), the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Specialist knowledge of mental health problems and their relationship to physical disorders to enable assessment /planning/ implementation and evaluation of care


  • Previous experience of budget management.

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Self-motivated with the ability to think laterally to problem solve.

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Rd



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