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Registered Mental health Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

The East Midlands Forensic Mental Health Service, Arnold Lodge, based in Central Leicester is a 102 bedded Medium Secure Hospital providing in-patient Forensic Psychiatric Services for adults with Mental Disorder and a history of offending behaviour aged 18 and above.

Arnold Lodge provides the highest standards of evidence-based therapeutic care, which includes vocational and recreational opportunities. Clinical knowledge and expertise to ensure we consistently deliver a quality service to all the patients in our care across 3 care streams: Male Mental Illness, Male Personality Disorder and Women's Service. Within a modern purpose built hospital which is compliant with National Medium Secure Standards.

Main duties of the job

We currently have vacancies for Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN) who are caring and compassionate about working with an adult patient group with mental health problems. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team within a challenging yet rewarding environment.

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

Relocation support is provided of up to �8,000 to help with buying or renting your new home*

Your first professional membership fees (NMC) will be paid as incentive to gaining employment once qualified.

We are looking for Staff Nurses who are resilient, passionate about nursing and patient centred. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and understand the need for developing positive therapeutic relationships with our patient group. Applicants need to be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a dynamic team.

At Arnold Lodge we value and recognise the contribution of our staff, offering a comprehensive induction and preceptorship programme. In addition, we provide learning and improving opportunities for continued personal and professional development through ongoing training, education, supervision and appraisal.

You will be required to work on a rotational 24 hour shift pattern which includes days, nights and long days. You must be an RMN or completing a qualification in Mental Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC. Options to work part time available.

Our DBS check is free you have no fees to pay!

Refer a friend and get paid �500*. Terms and conditions apply.

Person Specification



  • RMN (RN(M)

Further Training


  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery


  • Evidence of Post Registration development/accredited training/Courses.

Aptitude / Skills


  • Ability to function within a team
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to develop professional working relationships with a challenging patient group
  • Evidence of good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Evidence of ability to work within a multi disciplinary team

Work experience


  • Understand current mental health Legislation
  • Understand Clinical Risk Assessment
  • Experience of planning and being in charge of a ward


  • Aware of National and Local Issues impacting on Nursing Care

Values and Behaviour


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close



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