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Bank Mental Health Nurse

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£17.69 an hour £17.69 per hour
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is looking for dedicated and forward thinking NHS experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses to join the Trust Staff Bank.

Our flexible work offer is based on working on an as and when basis which will fit around your availability and will give you the following rewards:
  • Work the hours you want
  • Rates of Pay (AFC Rates)
  • Band 5 �17.69 per hour (plus holiday pay and enhancements and/ or bonus payments)
  • Opportunity to move into permanent roles
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Self-rostering for shifts
  • Opportunity to undertake shifts in all different areas
  • Shifts Undertaken will support revalidation

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of high quality patient care. Applicants must be dedicated to improving and encouraging positive patient experiences and deliver on our values of Care, Respect and Responsibility. You need to work as part of a team, possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, demonstrate an understanding of issues of confidentiality and have recent proven experience in an NHS acute hospital setting.

If you enjoy a challenge, are motivated, organised and would like to join the dynamic and highly skilled team, then we would welcome an application from you. As part of the on boarding process all shortlisted individuals will be expected to undertake an assessment paper and a formal interview

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse

Knowledge & Training


  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983/2007).
  • Working knowledge of implementing clinical policies and procedures
  • Understanding of restrictive interventions and de-escalation techniques
  • Knowledge of a full range of therapeutic skills and approaches



  • Have an excellent understanding of - and experience of working with patients who have suffered trauma - demonstrating trauma informed care.
  • Experience of working with patients in an inpatient mental health setting
  • Experience of commencing and downgrading enhanced observations to high-risk patients.
  • Experience of working with patients who may be confused or present with challenging behaviour



  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic approach to the provision of high-quality care and safe care delivery
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Acts as an advocate for vulnerable people and staff where necessary

Planning & Organisational Skills


  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload Essential
  • Able to keep full and accurate records

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russels Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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