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Registered Mental Health Nurse - Inpatients

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Are you ready to make a difference in the world of mental health? Now is a great time to work in the NHS and with such a focus on the importance of mental health, Mental Health Nurses are really standing out.

Join us at St. Andrews ward in Wells, where we're on the lookout for passionate Registered Mental Health Nurses to help us deliver outstanding services.

We are a very caring and close knit team with a focus on supporting each other through the challenges of working on an acute ward so we can continue to make a difference to our patient's recovery.

You'll be a key player in our dynamic multi-disciplinary team, working together to assess, treat, and discharge individuals facing acute mental health difficulties.

Please be aware that the ward will be re-locating to Yeovil in the Summer of 2024

Main duties of the job

We will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patient's experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.

We are a positive unit who strive to create a calm environment for our patients during a difficult time in their lives. As we take pride in caring for our patients, we also prioritise taking care of our staff. You will be part of a compassionate and friendly team who understand the challenges that arise when caring for our patients and the importance of supporting one another.

We have been accredited with QNWA from the Royal College of Psychiatrists creates an environment where you will be able to learn from your colleagues, whilst supporting each other to provide the most high-quality patient care.

About us

In 2021, Somerset Foundation Trust was awarded the HSJ Award as Trust of the year for Mental Health.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, continuing professional development and regular informal conversations around career progression, annual recognition awards to celebrate and recognise our colleagues achievements throughout the year and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead the clinical management of designated service users in assessing, implementing and planning nursing care
  • To ensure that junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity
  • To observe, report and record changes in the patients physical, mental health and behaviour.

Please see Job Description for full details

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.


  • Teaching /Assessor qualification



  • Required to develop the knowledge base in line with the KSF requirements for the post.
  • Experience of working in multi-agency services


  • Evidence of continuing professional development and to have undertaken post registration training.



  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Show care and compassion and put the patient Centre.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrews Ward

Priory Heath Park



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