Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an International Mental Health/Psychiatric Nurse looking to join the most successful international recruitment mental health trust? Have you passed IELTS/OET (or will soon be taking this), in the process or have completed the Mental Health Nurse CBT, and have NMC permission to sit the OSCE exam?

If so then we would love to talk to you.

You will initially join as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker role (working towards a Band 5 Mental Health Registered Nurse). The necessary training and support will be provided to prepare and complete your OSCE, including:

*In-house OSCE training programme

*Transport & accommodation to the relevant OSCE centre

*Fully funded attempts to pass your OSCE.

*Full professional and pastoral support throughout your application process, OSCE and induction into the NHS

*Fully paid VISA and flights to the UK (plus other reimbursements)

*Ongoing learning and development opportunities to help you excel in your new role

*Free accommodation for the first 3 months

*Full support of our housing hub to help you find your own accommodation to ensure that your family can join you as soon as possible

Upon successful completion of your OSCE and registration with the NMC you will then join the Mental Health Nurse workforce.

Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to chat to you about the roles, contact us on

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific

group of service users.

To supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff, including students.

To co-ordinate the patient environment on a shift by shift basis.

To co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To lead the clinical management of a designated group of service users in

assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

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

To observe, report and record changes in the service user physical, mental health

and behaviour.

To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care.

To maintain working knowledge of legislation, policy and guidance pertaining to

mental health and learning disabilities.

To identify, provide and supervise the necessary physical care to service users to

help them complete daily living activities, i.e. personal hygiene, diet and fluid

intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual

handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity and physical


To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality, spiritual

beliefs and activity, supporting the individual to fulfil these. To identify and take

action when any behaviour undermines diversity and equality.

To identify, provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and

stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional


To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of

staff and with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

To undertake prescribed physical observations as follows : blood pressure,

temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and report

exceptions as appropriate.

To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication.

To work within Trust and Professional Guidelines related to consent and capacity

to consent.

To understand the range of interventions available, the evidence base and

potential outcomes for service users.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health
  • Nurse
  • Computer skills
  • Experience post qualifying
  • Successful completion of
  • preceptorship

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