Mental Health Nurse – (RMN /RNLD)

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England
RH15 9AS
£ 27000.0 - 37500.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
16 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020

Job Description

Mental Health Nurse – (RMN /RNLD)

Mental Health and Learning Disability Hospital

£27,800 - £37,500 per annum + £5000 Welcome Bonus

Burgess Hill


Compass Associates is working with a large national provider for specialist mental health care; we are currently looking for a Staff Nurse RMN/RNLD to join their team in Burgess Hill.

You will deliver high quality, safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) Code.

The role includes leading the delivery of a comprehensive Patient/Service user nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person centred care in a collaborative way, of both their mental and physical health care needs, maintaining the patients/service users rights; supervising junior staff and students , working collaboratively with the MDT and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records


-Deliver prescribed care to a defined group of patients that reflect their individual needs

-Assess, plan, and deliver, with the patient and their carer/family, nursing care which takes account of patient choice and wishes and acting as the patients named nurse. This includes the evaluation and review of these plans, with the patient/Service User, on a frequent basis, that is reflective of their needs

-Contribute to a team approach to patient care in conjunction with all members of the Care team

-Build relationships and effectively communicates and engages with external professionals and stake holders    

-Accurately communicate with, observe, and engage with residents/Service Users in order to assess need and evaluate progress.

-Escalate concerns appropriately regarding resident/service user well-being, incidents or staffing concerns in a timely manner    

-Support new/junior/agency staff as required supporting colleagues to complete induction, and deliver person centred care to the standards required

-Completes all mandatory training and competency assessments required within the specified timescales    

-Develops and maintains a good professional relationship with residents, colleagues and visitors responding promptly and courteously to requests, enquiries, concerns, complaints, and suggestions.    

-Actively Participate in clinical supervision and reflective practice at least monthly.

Interview Process

Standard comprehensive interview including some scenario questions  

Shift Pattern

40.25 hours. Regular shift pattern over a 7-day period

Day shifts: 07:30 to 20:00 (7:30am – 8pm)

Night shift: 19:30 to 08:00 (7:30pm – 8am)


The role is based in Burgess Hill and is commutable from Brighton, Horsham, and Crawley.


-Qualified Registered Nurse Mental Health/ Learning Disability), with 6-12 months post registration experience with active NMC Registration and completed preceptorship or equivalent programme.    

-Knowledge of NMC standards guidelines, requests, and professional practices.

-Evidence of post registration continuing professional development.    

-Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality.    

-Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practise.

-Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills    

-IT literate


-Welcome Bonus (£5000 spread over 3 years)

-Subsidised Professional Membership and Registration

-Relocation Allowance (please get in touch for more details)

-Career Development through Staff Nurse Grading System

-Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance

-25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

-A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

-Life Assurance

-Employee Assistance Programme

-Career development

-Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)

-Free meals and parking on site whilst on duty

Contact Details

To apply, or for more information and an informal confidential discussion please contact Matt Niescior at Applyor email Apply

Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Ref: MN/HQ00031632

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