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Staff Nurse - Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
8 Dec 2023
We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated staff nurse to join our team on Ward B47. We are a specialised ward providing care for elderly frail patients typically over 65 years. Working alongside our physical healthcare colleagues we provide assessment and treatment for people that have a Dementia diagnosis to enable a successful recovery back to the community or supported living environment.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team within an acute medical setting. This role would be of significant interest to a registered mental health nurse with a specific interest in physical and mental healthcare of older adults.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a mental health nurse who is approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills.

Focussing on assessment of need, treatment and recovery, the role will include working alongside both mental health and general nurses, medics and allied health professionals to provide evidence based care aimed at placing the service user and their families at the centre of care planning.

You will have the opportunity to gain further training and experience working as a link nurse specialising in areas such as the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding. You will also develop skills in areas such as physical healthcare and IV administration to allow you to work confidently and effectively alongside general colleagues.

If you are driven to provide good quality care for vulnerable adults, if you believe in our Trusts fundamental standards then this is the opportunity for you.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is incredibly rewarding, supporting many of our patients in returning home to their lives in the community.

We recognise our service as highly specialised, whereby our nurses can develop professionally within both mental and physical health. Our ward is supported by a range of Allied Health Professionals, who support and guide our team, enhancing our nursing skills to improve the lives of our patents and ultimately promote optimum recovery.

Applicants will:
  • be a registered Mental Health Nurse with experience of working with this patient group
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to problem solve and be an able negotiator
  • have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • be reliable, motivated, and flexible with the desire to work with older adults
  • be an effective team player, able to work with a wide range of professionals as well as patients and their families
  • be hard-working and able to maintain and contribute to a high standard of care
  • be able to work on a rota basis which includes weekends and Bank Holidays

Applications from Nurses with specific interests or areas of expertise to expand current team knowledge and service provision to patients are encouraged.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making a Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:

In return, you will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities not to mention a whole range of benefits including:
  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS Service)
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Promotion of health work/life balance
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g., public transport loans, cycle to work scheme
  • Staff discount schemes e.g., discounted leisure centre membership
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling Services
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

Person Specification



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.


  • Specialist and area specific experience.

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Values - Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ward B47

Queens Medical Centre, Derby Road



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