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Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse Band 5

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£18.80 an hour Hourly paid
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Here at The Royal Free Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are passionate about delivering the highest quality care to all our patients. In order to help us achieve this, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed band 5 registered mental health nurses to join our temporary staffing bank.

As a trust bank mental health nurse you will be able to choose a flexible working pattern to suit your work life balance in a variety of clinical settings working as part of a committed multidisciplinary team.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust with some of the best clinical outcomes in the country.

Main duties of the job

Working shifts as a bank registered mental health nurse across wards and departments as part of the multidisciplinary team, in a variety of clinical settings to deliver the highest quality care to our patients, in line with our trust values

As an accountable registered mental health nurse you will be responsible for delivering excellent care to allocated patients providing mental health care and support, for each clinical area you work on.

Clinical duties, across a range of clinical settings, include providing one to one enhanced care for patients requiring support and supervision including patients waiting mental health assessment, psychosis, dementia and delirium care.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We offer a variety of bank shifts both days, nights and weekends across all our sites with competitive hourly rates. Our long day and night shift are paid at 11.5 hours.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for assessing, planning and implementingpatient care, whilst ensuring that the Trusts World class Care values aremet

Maintain a safe environment in the ward/department with particularreference to infection control and the safety and welfare of patients,visitors and other staff members

Provide 1:1 specialist care to individual patients (when required)Maintain care records and other relevant documentation adhering toNMC/Trust record keeping legislation, guidelines and policy

Maintain patient confidentiality

Prioritise own workload and meet set deadlines

Maintain best practice, ensuring compliance with evidence based practice and research

Communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team, patients and their carers

Maintain skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, and the Trusts policies and procedures

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse



  • 6 months experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, or possess a nationally recognised preceptorship qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of working with patients experiencing mental health problems in an inpatient setting
  • To have the experience of providing 1:1 care to individual patients as necessary
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to identify actual and potential risks
  • Interest in learning and developing advanced practical and clinical skills relevant to the specialty
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of good customer care
  • Knowledge/understanding of basic organisational skills
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and evidence based practice
  • Maintain accurate, appropriate records, in line with NMC guidelines
  • Safe administration and disposal of drugs

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Positive, professional and polite
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • IT literate
  • Able to communicate effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, and to be responsible for the total care of the patient

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital



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