Registered Mental Health Nurse



Salary: From £25655 to £26655 per annum

  • Band: Accomodation

Job description

International Registered Mental Health Nurse

Salary: Band 5

Hours: 37.5 Shift work

London is one of the world’s most popular cities for a reason -each of our 32 borough offers something completely different to the next.. You’re never far away from renowned sightseeing hotspots, world-class cuisine, and fantastic nightlife in London. Explore one of the many parks, live music venues and independent retailers, and immerse yourself in the local culture whatever you are looking for London has it covered.

Our client’s vision is to ‘get nursing right for London’; ensuring that London has the right number of nurses, with the right skills in place, working to deliver excellent nursing wherever it is needed. We are proud to be an ethical recruiter, and offer fairness, respect and transparency to all of our candidates throughout their journey with us. We follow the Department of Health and Social Care UK Code of Practice (CoP) for international recruitment

Our client is a consortium representing 27 London Hospitals who have come together to support overseas nurses finding new roles.

The support offered is:

  • Support through the application process and requirements to enter the UK NB:
  • Full support for moving to London including providing accommodation for the first month
  • Full educational and organisational support to learn, practice and pass the NMC OSCE
  • Provision of a ongoing development and access to all courses starting with your Self-Guided Workbook that will be provided on your successful interview
  • Access to a variety of trusts across London – option to self-select preferred place of work.

Specific criteria all posts:

  • Recognised in country registration
  • NMC registration
  • CBT (MH) qualified
  • OET/ IELTS pass and

As a mental health nurse, you will support, treat, and care for people with mental ill health such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and later life dementia.

The goal is to provide a Recovery Focused Approach to the care you give to your patients, by building good relationships with them, as well as building relationships with their family and carer support network. The typical interventions you will provide can range from monitoring for
relapse signs, knowing what potential triggers your patients can experience and supporting
them to identify these themselves, and to engage in meaningful activities to support their
recovery. Success comes from being able to establish these trusting relationships quickly and
to help individuals understand their situation and get the best possible outcome. By knowing
the patients, you work with, you will be able to assess their ongoing mental health and adjust

Where do we have vacancies?

NHS Hospitals
You would work as part of a ward team to deliver care and treatment to patients in acute crisis
and who are too high of a risk to themselves or the public to be supported at home. Patients
are usually admitted either voluntary or as an informal patient or detained under the Mental
Health Act 1983. You will be responsible for assessing patients admitted to the ward and
develop care plans of support and would work closely with psychiatrists and other
professionals to establish recovery pathways for individuals and maintain a therapeutic
environment on the ward through group work, 1:1 time and facilitating time off the ward.
Usually there are around 15-20 patients on a ward and the shift patterns you could work will
either be: long days, weekends, and nights.

Our client covers a range of mental health wards such as:

  • Acute Inpatient
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Forensic

NHS Community
Community Mental Health Nurses offer care and treatment for patients at home who have
complex or serious mental health difficulties. Usually, community mental health nurses work
autonomously which means you will often manage your own time and daily tasks, but you will
have a team of multi-disciplinary professionals to support you. Community mental health
nurses carry a caseload of between 20-30 patients and are responsible for coordinating their
package of care whilst they are in the community. The community mental health nurse will
also build relationships with a patient’s family or carer to monitor their mental health, assess
for relapse signs, know what potential triggers they experience and support the patient to
engage in meaningful activities. Working in the community means you may have to arrange
assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 in order to admit people to hospital.
The working pattern if working in a community mental health service is usually Monday-Friday
9am-5pm, however depending on if you are working in a specialist service, shifts can involve
long days, nights, and weekends.

Our client cover a range of specialist community mental health services such as:

  • Assertive Outreach
  • Crisis
  • Early Intervention

To apply, please send you CV to Hayley Valentine at or call 07920769142 for an informal chat or to refer a friend or family member and take advantage of our referral scheme.

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