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Bank Mental Health Nurse - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
£19.86 to £31.78 an hour per hour
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
So, you're eager to learn more about working within our bank team as a Mental Health Nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust?

Here at North Bristol Trust, we recognize that our Bank makes up a significant part of the Trust's valued workforce, helping us to deliver outstanding patient care. By joining our NBT eXtra Bank, you can enjoy the flexibility of choosing shifts that suit your lifestyle whilst joining a trust that is committed to your wellbeing and growth. From the day you arrive, you will work with a passionate team of clinical experts in our state of the art, award winning facilities.

So why come and work as a Bank Mental Health Nurse at NBT?

Here are some of the reasons we're unique...
  • Mental Health Nurses work within critical areas of our Acute Service
  • Our Emergency Department treats people who have serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions. Patients attend with a range of mental health conditions.
  • The Acute Medical Unit is a fast-paced environment, specialising in assessment and treatment of patients presenting with acute medical complaints, many of whom also present with complex mental health needs.
  • Our team also work closely with the multidisciplinary teams on the general wards and as an RMN you will be supporting (often 1:1 nursing) complex patients with their mental health needs.

Embark on a journey with North Bristol NHS Trust and have the opportunity to make a difference and be part of something great.

Main duties of the job

As a Bank Mental Health Nurse, you will increase your skill set by working with multidisciplinary teams to deliver all aspects of patient care.

Your main duties will include:
  • The postholder will be responsible for delivering care to people with mental health issues who are receiving inpatient care in an acute physical health setting. This care will often be delivered on a 1:1 basis.
  • Supporting all clinical areas of the Trust as and when required.
  • Taking personal responsibility and accountability for ensuring that Trust and local policies and procedures are known and followed and ensuring duties are carried out in accordance with the advisory guidelines and practice set out in the NMC code.
  • Being responsible for assessment, planning, Implementation and Evaluation of patient care.
  • Taking responsibility for the supervision and guidance of other staff including health care assistants and students as required.

Successful applicants for this role will:
  • Hold RN (Adult) Registration with current NMC license to practice
  • Have relevant experience within the last 18-24 months - newly qualified staff require 15 months post qualification experience (3 months preceptorship and 12 months appropriate experience)
  • Have a drive to work hard, enthusiasm and the ability to commit to a four day induction programme if successful
  • Have right to work in the UK (with relevant Adaptation/ONP if applicable)

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

NBT eXtra is the temporary bank of staff that supports the running of one of the South West's largest hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full overview of the role and the knowledge/ skills required, please refer to the Job Description document attached as an additional document to this advert.

Why choose NBTeXtra?

Joining NBT eXtra opens the door to a world where opportunity meets flexibility. Enjoys benefits such as:

-Competitive Rates: Enjoy competitive hourly rates, with �19.86 on weekdays, �25.82 on nights and Saturdays, and �31.78 on Sundays and Bank Holidays, inclusive of annual leave allowance.

-Advance Shift Notifications: Plan your life with ease by receiving shift schedules 6 weeks in advance.

-Weekly Pay:Being a part of NBT eXtra means youll receive weekly pay for shifts worked

-NHS Pension Scheme: Be a valued member with access to the NHS pension scheme, securing your financial future.

-Comprehensive Training Support: Stay ahead in your career with our commitment to comprehensive training support.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current live NMC registration
  • Evidence of broad range of mental health nursing experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Holds a teaching and assessing qualification (998 or equivalent)

Work Experience


  • Candidate will have undertaken training for extended roles required by the ward / department
  • Candidate will have been working in an apt clinical setting



  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping
  • Basic computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service i.e. IHS, Acis, Email use.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust




BS10 5NB

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