Staff Nurse (Registered Mental Health Nurse)

Location Stafford
Job type Permanent
Salary £30,482 - 33,493 per year
Reference 160770

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Staff Nurse (Registered Mental Health Nurse) to fill a full-time role based in Stafford.

The salary for this Staff Nurse job is £30,482 - £33,493 per annum, with a £9,000 welcome bonus.


  • Work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker (with facilitation) for a defined group of patients/residents
  • Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients/residents
  • Assessment of care and health education needs
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient
  • Gain experience and skills in: Clinical practice/Facilitation and teaching/Management (as appropriate)
  • Work in accordance with THG Nursing Strategy and contribute to achieving THG strategic objectives
  • Take charge of the ward/department/unit in the absence of senior nursing staff following performance review
  • Adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period
  • Be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments
  • Assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients/residents
  • Regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with other health professionals to modify care plans as appropriate
  • Act as the primary nurse for inpatient stay
  • Ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures
  • Undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice
  • Act as a mentor/preceptor to students/support workers as appropriate
  • Supervise junior staff in carrying out their care plans
  • Liaise effectively with all actively involved in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients/residents
  • Maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients/residents and carers
  • Comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices
  • Protect vulnerable adults/children from internal/external factors and act as a Patient Advocate
  • Ensure a comprehensive assessment is completed for the patients / residents to ensure a comprehensive person centred assessment is completed for their pathway
  • Ensure that each patient has an individual care plan and risk assessment, which takes into account the patient (if appropriate) and their carers views, with regular reviews
  • Administer medicine within the guidelines and framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Practice within the defined parameters under the Mental Health Act 1983/2007
  • Provide clinical leadership and supervision for the support workers and students
  • Ensure all clinical documentation is of a high standard and patient notes are maintained and filed in the appropriate way
  • Provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions and knowledge of evidence based models of practice relevant to the patients’ /residents’ needs
  • Working autonomously with confidence and competence to provide a highly specialised and safe service to the patient
  • Take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following guidelines and procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies as required
  • Maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional standards of practice at all times

Requirements of the Staff Nurse:

  • Degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained)
  • NMC registration and a valid live pin
  • Previously worked for the NHS or Private sectors


This Staff Nurse job is advertised by Craig Osborne; 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.