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Bank Mental Health Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 an hour
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
We are thrilled to welcome applications from motivated, compassionate and flexible individuals to join our bank team in supporting our mental health services.

We are looking for staff who are confident, approachable and sensitive to the issues faced by people who are in the acute and challenging phase of their journey towards recovery.

You will be a good communicator, able to demonstrate empathy, be non-judgemental, self-motivated and committed to delivering high-quality patient care. You will enjoy talking and listening to people and have the patience to spend time with service users to discuss their care and assist them with their daily needs.

We can also offer payment for your bank shifts weekly! Bank Pay is an easy way to automatically get paid a percentage of the money you've already earned from any bank shifts completed the previous week. It means you don't have to wait until the end of the month for your bank shift pay, giving you more flexibility.

We welcome applications from all aspects of society, however we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities, LGBT+ community and younger people who are under-represented in Somerset.

*If you are currently employed by our trust get in touch withbankrecruitment@somersetft.nhs.ukfor more information on how to join our Mental Health Bank Team*

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a key member of the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, working within a recovery focused service.There is a need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork. Personal and professional development is a requirement of the post and will be supported through internal training opportunities.The post holder is required to be flexible in order to meet the needs of the Trust.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:

Multicultural Network

Women's Network

Armed Forces' Network

LGBTQ+ Network

Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities

Autistic Colleague Network

We offer a form of weekly pay via Wagestream. Bank Pay is an easy way to automatically get paid a percentage of the money you've already earned from any bank shifts completed the previous week. It means you don't have to wait until the end of the month for your bank shift pay, giving you more flexibility.

Don't worry - the remaining portion of your pay is set aside to make sure your tax contributions are paid in full and if your tax contributions amount to less than the money set aside you'll receive it all back at the end of each month.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead the clinical management of designated service users in assessing, implementing and planning nursing care.

To ensure that junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity.

To observe, report and record changes in the patient's physical, mental health and behaviour.

To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care.

To maintain working knowledge of legislation and guidance pertaining to mental health and learning disabilities.

To identify, provide and supervise the necessary physical care to patients to help them complete daily living activities. Personal care and daily living activities include personal hygiene, elimination, diet and fluid intake. clothing and laundering, manual handling, personal environment and maintaining rest and activity.

To identify and provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to patients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff, with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

To undertake required physical observations including blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinealysis, weight and height and report exceptions appropriately.

To ensure that all clinical and risk assessments are completed and reviewed in line with Trust policies on data collection.

To be responsible for the administration of prescribed medication in line with Trust policy and drug administration standards.

To work within and manage the legal and professional frameworks relating to consent,capacity, deprivation of liberty and the Mental Health Act.

To understand the range of interventions available, the evidence-base and potential outcomes for service users.

To communicate effectively with patients, relatives, carers and other members of the inpatient and community teams.

To establish, maintain and end purposeful therapeutic relationships with patients.

To adhere to all practice standards implemented by the Trust.

To act as keyworker to admit clients as designated.


To adhere to the Nursing & Midwifery Council code of professional conduct at all times.

To abide by the legal requirements and statutory rules related to practice.

To utilise management and clinical supervision and appraisal in enhancing performance development.

To utilise the Trust's personal development review process in order to identify personal and professional development needs.

To take responsibility for personal development and education including in-service training, reviewing and reflecting own practice and performance.

To contribute to the experience of learners and ensure delivery of mentorship requirements, meeting standards of the NMC.

To abide by dress code and uniform policy.

To be aware of, and act in accordance with, Trust policies and procedures.


To provide clinical advice and support for junior members of the team.

To support the team manager through contributing to clinical leadership within the team.

To support the team manager to achieve team objectives, targets and quality standards.

To contribute to the promotion of staff well-being and morale in the team through developing and maintaining supportive relationships, acting as a role model.

To deal with complaints in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

To maintain adequate resources for the delivery of care.


Ensure health and safety requirements are maintained within sphere of responsibility

Observe and act upon health and safety requirements.

Observe and act upon requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983, sex & race discrimination acts 1973 and equal opportunities legislation.

Any Other Duties

To undertake any other duties at a comparable level of responsibility as may be allocated.

Attending meetings as appropriate.

Fulfilling duties of weekly timetable including any 'out of hours' responsibilities.

Duties as instructed by your manager or appropriate authority.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration


  • Specialty courses relevant to position.



  • At least 1 years experience in a registered position

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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