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Bank Band 5 Staff Nurse - Trustwide

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Are you an RMN looking to pick up extra shifts?

Do you want to explore working on different wards or work with just one that you love? Do you want weekly pay with the flexibility to access shifts before agency staff? If so, please read on!

We are looking for Band 5 nurses with at least 6 months post qualifying experience who are interested in working in the wide variety of services we deliver predominately in inpatient settings across Weston Super Mare, Bristol, South Glos, Bath, Swindon, Devizes and Salisbury.

If you are interested in making a difference to our service users lives then we would love to hear from you.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of the service users are met by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating care programmes. You will also support junior staff and nursing students and participate in their professional development while working on the ward.

The Trust is required to carry out mandatory employment checks. Please bring the original ID documents requested below to your interview if selected.

Main duties of the job

We value your hard work, skills and experience and in return, we offer you:
  • Paid time to complete statutory and mandatory on line training before you start.
  • Access to 2 paid shadow shifts to support your introduction to the bank.
  • Early choice of shifts.
  • The ability to book shifts using Employee On Line on your computer, smart phone or tablet, meaning you can view and book shifts even when the Bank Office is closed.
  • Regular paid supervision from the Clinical Bank Team.
  • Annual appraisal undertaken by the Clinical Bank Team.
  • Access to NHS staff discounts from many high street names including cash back on grocery shopping from many supermarkets.
  • Annual leave payment of 12.07% added to your hourly rate.
  • Automatic enrolment into the NHS pension scheme if eligible or our alternative scheme NEST if you meet the criteria, this includes an employer contributions of 20.68% to the NHS Pensions scheme and 3% for NEST.
  • Free access to Occupational Health & employee support.
  • Annual staff survey for bank only staff, and regular shift surveys.
  • Job satisfaction and the knowledge that your work will make a difference to our service users and their families and carers.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and across the county of Wiltshire.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Typical shift patterns are: Early Shift (7:00 15:00), Late Shift (13:30 21:30) and Night Shift (21:00 07:30). Each shift includes a 30 minute break.

To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include:
  • Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing care.
  • Implementation of care and rehabilitation programme.
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with service users.
  • Ability to implement research-based practice.
  • Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
  • Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual clients ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant Mental Health Legislation.
  • Ensure the ordering, storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983).

Person Specification



  • Mental Health Nursing Degree
  • NMC pin

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust





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