Mental health nurses

Mental health nurses – role summary

Most people will know someone who suffers with a form of mental health. Thankfully there is an abundance of help out there and our mental health nurses are no exception. We are looking for experienced mental health nurses to work in a variety of settings from NHS hospitals to care homes. So, please apply and register HERE, or browse the latest mental health nursing jobs HERE.

Key performance indicators

  1. Responsible for maintaining active status with the NMC Register
  2. Act always in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and guiding documents
  3. Adhere to the host trusts’ policy and procedures
  4. Responsible for maintaining compliance in accordance with Bluestones Medical guidelines
  5. Responsible for assurance of appropriate indemnity insurance
  6. Maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of learning and clinical hours in accordance with NMC Revalidation
  7. Responsible for reporting any patient safety concerns to Bluestones Medical Divisional Manager: Clinical & Compliance
  8. Comply with infection prevention control policies and procedures at all times
  9. It is the nurses’ responsibility to ensure that prior to commencing a clinical shift in a new environment the checklist provided is completed
  10. To report any clinical incident via the correct route according to clinical area in addition to reporting to Bluestones Medical Divisional Manager: Clinical & Compliance

Key responsibilities

Assists in the management and organization of the clinical area, will be responsible for the delivery of the highest professional standard of care, assessment, treatment and support of people within the service. To be flexible within Mental Health services and be skilled in several settings to provide the ability to work across the full spectrum of Mental Health Services provided.

  1. To coordinate and supervise where necessary, the work of nursing staff to ensure effective and safe patient care
  2. To be flexible and work with colleagues to promote the best outcomes for patients
  3. To ensure that all communication is within the boundaries of patient confidentiality and to seek guidance when unsure
  4. To recognize potential crisis situations and seek assistance to ensure, staff and patient safety
  5. To respond to the vulnerability and potential abuse amongst the patients/families, and the use of local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and organization policies
  6. To participate in the referral and transfer processes of patients between services where required
  7. Perform a comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs. To plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of care and delivery of care according to the changing health care requirements
  8. Collect, collate and report information as required whilst maintaining accurate patient records
  9. Work collaboratively with other Health Care Professionals and agencies to ensure that patient needs are met specifically in relation to ongoing care needs, transfer and discharge
  10. Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives where appropriate
  11. Recognize and respond accordingly to urgent and emergency situations
  12. Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others
  13. Develop own skills and competencies. Ensure that the clinical area assigned to is within personal skill set and that local guidelines are adhered to
  14. Ensure compliance with policies, standard operating procedures and clinical guidelines for self and others
  15. Be committed to and adhere to monitoring standards of care
  16. Ensure your daily practice fulfils your professional roles advocate and accountability
  17. To respect the customs, values and spiritual belief of all patients and to maintain dignity at all times
  18. Safely administer prescribed medications and monitor their effects (within trust protocol for temporary staff)
  19. Ensure competency and safe maintenance of all medical devices within the sphere of responsibility and local guidelines
  20. To report any accidents/incidents in accordance with trust policy
  21. To ensure that the Bluestones Medical workers handbook and terms and conditions are adhered to when working as an advocate of Bluestones Medical
  22. Flexible attitude with a positive approach to change

To enable temporary workers to complete clinical shifts, Registered Mental Health Nurses must be able to provide evidence of:


  1. RMN qualification
  2. NMC registration
  3. Additional qualifications in specified areas as required
  4. Evidence of continued learning
  5. DBS Clearance/update service


  1. Excellent communication skills
  2. Knowledge of importance of quality of care and changes in practice
  3. Ability to work in differing areas as required
  4. Proven clinical expertise
  5. Mandatory training in date as per protocol
  6. 6-month post qualification experience in a clinical setting
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