Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

Bank Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: J130-A-20-1469

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC)
Carlisle, Cumbria
£29.26 per hour


We provide out of hours (OOH) primary care and Extended Access appointments to the population of Cumbria (500,000 people over a land mass of 2,613 square miles), working out of 12 clinical sites. Our core bases are:

  • Kendal
  • Barrow
  • Whitehaven
  • Carlisle
  • Penrith
  • Wigton

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission we pride ourselves on working as one team to deliver high standards. Our social mission is “to achieve excellence in the care of our patients by providing a safe and caring high quality service that’s easily accessible.”

Working for CHoC can offer flexible opportunities in terms of location, hours and working patterns so you can enjoy a great work life balance. In order to provide the best patient care we understand the importance of ensuring staff satisfaction and are consistently trying to ensure we offer our staff a positive working environment whether that be though training or social events.

Listen to your heart. Have the work life balance you'd love.

Bank Mental Nurse – CHoC Capital Building, Hilltop Heights, Carlisle

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to support the CHoC out of hours team. The role will involve practising autonomously to offer comprehensive telephone triage assessment, consultation and management of patients and / or their carers / relatives. The Mental Health Nurse will support and advise CHoC clinicians across all locations.

If you would be interested in joining the CHoC team, we would be pleased to hear from you. The role involves working as part of the out of hours team which includes Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care treatment centre nurses and GPs alongside CHoC Control Staff and other clinical triage staff based within the CHoC main office Hilltop Heights, Carlisle.

We offer continuous development for all of our staff, as well as regular supervision, to ensure you achieve your personal goals and assist you in personal and professional development. Regular support from your line manager is also provided to ensure you have the opportunity to develop your skills further.

As a bank position there are no fixed hours associated with this role, shifts will be ad hoc to provide additional cover as required by the organisation. The mental health nurse role currently covers 8 hour shifts (12-8pm) primarily across the weekend and on bank holidays.

Due to the requirements of the role, a minimum of 5 years post registration experience is necessary including recent telephone triage experience and experience of working with acute mental ill health in a variety of settings.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more. 

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

“Cumbria Health on Call Limited is a data controller and will process your personal data as part of the recruitment process. We take steps to safeguard your personal data and details of our processing activities can be found in our recruitment privacy notice which can be accessed via www. . If you would like a hard copy posting to you please contact us.”

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Committed
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Outstanding