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Bank - Mental Health Inpatient Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£17.69 an hour plus HCA
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
We are looking for experienced Mental Health Band 5 Nurses to work on a temporary basis, as and when required, who will support the team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's mission of best care by the best people.You should have a current RMN registration with a minimum of 6 months post qualification experience, good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues with experience of dealing with emotional distress. You will be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of care including working/liaising with multi-disciplinary teams and other agencies in the provision of care and have the ability to engage service users and relatives with empathy and compassion CAMHS experience is a plus.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Operating, as named clinician, for a group of clients, under the supervision of a Team Manager.2. Providing high quality evidence-based and individualised mental health care to a clearly defined group of patients, relatives and carers.3. Supervising unqualified staff in the delivery of their care.4. Working and acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary teams, supporting each service user in achievement of planned outcomes.Leadership1. To supervise unqualified staff in the delivery of care.2. To demonstrate appropriate values to working with a mental health setting to junior staff.3. Identify any performance concerns about agency staff and liaise with line manager when necessary.4. Identify performance concerns about support staff working on the unit and ensure they are interacting appropriately and effectively with service users, relatives and carers at all times.5. Facilitate students achieving their competencies relevant to their outcome.

Clinical Skills1. Ensure that own knowledge and skills are constantly updated2. Actively participate in clinical supervisions3. Actively participate in management supervision4. Be aware of the KSF outline for the post and develop and maintain a portfolio of evidence for KSF review meetings.5. Achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development with the agreed time scale

About us

We operate a Temporary Staffing service and offer our Bank Staff excellent benefits including:
  • Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay
  • Access to paid annual leave and statutory sick pay
  • My Trust Benefits discount scheme
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Paid mandatory training
  • Opportunities for locally agreed training
  • PAMOVA training for Mental Health staff
  • Flexibility of hours/location
  • Priority over agency staff for booking shifts
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent posts.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main duties of the post are outlined fully in the attached job description.

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.

For more information about working on the Temporary Staffing Bank please contact the Temporary Staffing Team on 0300 300 1530.

Person Specification



  • RGN



  • 1-2 Years Post-Reg experience.
  • Broad experience of working with adult people with mental health needs.



  • To demonstrate ability to use effective time management and work under pressure.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust





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