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Registered Mental health Nurse- Bank only

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
We are looking to recruit Registered Mental Health Nurses to work on a flexible basis within our mental health services at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Availability of Bank work may fluctuate and there is no commitment to specific hours of work however applications are sought from individuals who can offer regular and consistent support.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals to work with a team of innovative nurses and practitioners, committed to caring for patients and to deliver excellence. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with current nursing experience who have a caring and compassionate disposition, who share a vision of patient centred care.

Suitable applicants will have a sound clinical knowledge with drive to champion the 6 C s in nursing. You should be able to demonstrate excellent nursing, communication and organizational skills.

All candidates will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by the Bank Office on

Main duties of the job

Are you passionate about caring for patients? Do you share the commitment to place the patient at the centre of everything you do? If so come and join a high performing team in our Trust.

To promote and deliver patient centred care aligned with the Trust vision and Nursing and Midwifery strategy.To take a lead role in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse/Deputy Sister.To deliver all aspects of care and may be required to demonstrate procedures and supervise qualified and/or unqualified staff.Responsible for the patient's clinical journey along agreed patient care pathways, supported by evidence based practice.To provide the highest standard of safe, effective and compassionate care through the effective use of evidence based practice in line with agreed local and national standards and the NMC Code.To support a continuously improving service, in line with the clinical governance framework, Trust objectives, and the NHS performance framework.To provide clinical advice and support to the nursing and multi -professional team to facilitate the effective delivery of care to patients at all times.To continually develop professionally to ensure the post holder has the appropriate level of skill, knowledge and competence to meet service/specialty requirements.To participate in Preceptorship/ mentorship and development programmes.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us

Job description

Job responsibilities

EssentialRegistered Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disabilities Nurse with current NMC RegistrationDiploma/ Degree in Nursing.Experience of complex mental health problemsGood working knowledge of the Mental Health ActGood working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act/DoLsExcellent communication and organisational skills.Understanding of pre-registration curriculum.Evidence of ongoing professional development.Understanding of change managementHigh level of interpersonal and communication skills.Team working skills.Ability to assess. Plan, deliver and evaluate quality careExcellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing issues.Work as part of MDT.IT skills/knowledge appropriate to the role

DesirableParticipate in audit.Recent relevant experience.Knowledge and experience of Older Peoples Mental Health

Person Specification



  • NMC

Physical requirements


  • Ability to move and handle safely

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge


  • Evidence of ongoing CPD/ professional development
  • Ability to maintain effective communication verbal and written.
  • Ability to work within MDT
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills
  • Experience of complex mental health issues
  • Good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act/DoLs

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue



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