Registered Mental Health Nurse

Location St Leonards, Dorset, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £30,615 per year
Reference 164966

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to fill a full-time role based in St Leonards.

The salary for this Registered Mental Health Nurse job is £30,615 per annum.

This post will be based in an inpatient setting.

Hours of Work:

  • Flexible working across a 24 hour period


  • Deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family
  • Act as a primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care
  • Co-ordinate shifts and provide supervision for support workers and students
  • Work within a team of nurses and other professionals who are committed to the delivery of a quality service
  • Adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24-hour period
  • Take charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate
  • Represent the Ward Manager and/or care team, at appropriate forums and disseminate information as required
  • Represent the clinical team perspective at multidisciplinary meetings and clinical reviews of patient care
  • Be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments
  • Undertake assessments of individuals and their families and carers as appropriate admitted to inpatient care, including service users presenting with high risk
  • Develop care plans and discharge plans in collaboration with the service user and their families and carers
  • Assess and manage risks as identified through assessment
  • Regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans
  • Act as the Primary Nurse for inpatient stay
  • Ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures
  • Provide supervision of junior staff and student nurses where appropriate
  • Maintain and contribute to standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all clinical records are maintained and that other systems and good practice, such as handovers, occur for all staff to communicate effectively
  • Ensure a comprehensive assessment is completed on admission
  • Ensure that all patients have an individual care plan and risk assessment, which has taken into account patient and (if appropriate) carers views, ensuring the regular review of both
  • Develop care plans based on individual’s needs and that are outcome based taking into consideration the needs of the family as appropriate
  • Monitor, evaluate and modify interventions/treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention(s)
  • Provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions and knowledge of evidence based models of practice relevant to the care group
  • Working autonomously confidently, competently and safely but utilising supervision and acknowledging others expertise if required
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following safe guarding vulnerable adult and children procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person centred outcomes for the individual
  • Collect data as directed to ensure service delivery is accurately reflected
  • Ensure participation in clinical supervision
  • Maintain awareness of professional, care group and organisational developments, participating in the clinical governance framework to ensure communication with the wider organisation and dissemination of information to the team
  • Ensure that own development needs are addressed through the staff appraisal framework and prioritised to meet requirements for registration purposes
  • Promote respect for diversity and combat stigma and exclusion
  • Communicate with and support relatives and carers and actively promote their involvement with the care plan

Requirements of the Registered Mental Health Nurse:

  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Studying towards Diploma/ Degree
  • Other post-basic professional qualifications relative to the role and to the care group
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced CRB check
  • Clinical practice, including own professional development
  • Ability to act promptly and safely by prioritising clients needs and co-ordinating their care
  • Knowledge of the MHA (1983/2007)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding (DOLS) and best interest decisions
  • Be aware of and to work to implementation of Trust and NMC policies and procedures
  • Ability to use different teaching networks to suit patients, carers and other agencies
  • Demonstrate the core principles of safeguarding and protection Human Rights; treating people with dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk
  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Effective written and verbal skills
  • Effective team worker
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical & Judgement skills
  • Analytical skills to assist in diagnosing or highlighting an unmet health need
  • Understanding clinical information to formulate recommendations and appropriate intervention/action or referrals to be made
  • Planning & Organisational skills
  • Change management skills
  • IT skills
  • Computer literate
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Physical skills
  • Ability to administer injections with good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Able to carry out PMVA interventions
  • Ability to prioritise/cope with pressure
  • Ability to assess health needs in an initial assessment and prioritise them in order as soon as assessment is completed
  • Ability to deal with an unpredictable work pattern and deal with deadlines
  • Ability to deal with distressing and emotional circumstances which can happen unpredictably throughout a working day
  • Be able to use a PC
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Non-judgemental attitude


This Registered Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.