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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2022.

Registered Mental Health Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 290-A-21-54398

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£20.96 - £29.39

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Staff Bank

Registered Mental Health Nurse – Ad Hoc Shifts

Pay Rate: £20.96 - £29.39 per hour

This is an exciting time to join the bank as an RMN as we start to develop a substantive Trust wide team and a broader strategy for how we care for our patients with Mental Health needs. Bank Mental Health Nurses will play a key part in the team, providing flexible support specific to each site; and bank staff will also have access to training and development opportunities to enhance their practise and build on their existing expertise.

We are therefore keen to hear from highly motivated and talented Mental Health Nurses wishing to work flexibly with our Staff Bank. We are looking for Mental Health Nurses who are adaptable and comfortable with covering all wards as demand requires – this could mean being redeployed to another ward during the course of a shift. By joining the Staff Bank you put yourself at the top of the list for any shifts requiring extra staff throughout the Trust. We have long day shifts, day shifts and night shifts available.

Rate of Pay Band 5:

-          Day: £20.96

-          Saturday/Night: £24.06

-          Sunday/Bank Holiday: £29.39

Your Experience:

  • NMC registered with a good understanding of the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • At least six months UK NHS Hospital Experience.
  • Be willing to work across departments and move wards at short notice, including our busy A&E.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic approach to the provision of quality, effective safe care delivery.
  • Have experience of working with patients who may be confused or exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining patient safety and minimising risk in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.
  • Have an excellent understanding of and experience of working with patients who have suffered trauma, and of delivering a high quality of therapeutic care
  • To be able to work with a range of patients, who are struggling with a range of mental health issues, including young people suffering from eating disorders, suicidal idealisation, trauma etc.
  • To engage with patients and encourage them to engage in therapeutic activities that they enjoy.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of supportive and flexible team working.

Working Bank shifts is easy:

We value all of our staff and aim to provide rewarding careers and benefits, fulfilling work environments and exciting opportunities

Benefits for you:

  • Complimentary Mandatory training
  • Free Trust uniform
  • You can browse and book your own shifts on Employee Online.
  • You have priority to book the shifts that you want – work at times that suit you.
  • You can view your roster online – no need to call to confirm shifts.
  • Great opportunity to progress within the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and gain experience
  • Friendly team environment
  • Competitive pay rates with weekly payment for the shifts you have worked
  • Access to training and development opportunities in Mental Health nursing at the trust

Current RMN Recruitment Incentive Schemes

1. Refer a Friend Bonus - £100 paid to a Trust employee who refers a qualified RMN to join the bank.

· The worker referred to join the bank must be new to the trust (i.e., is not a current substantive worker at the trust, nor worked at the trust as substantive/bank within the last 3 months)

· The new worker must complete a minimum of 15 shifts in order for the bonus to be paid to the referrer

· The trust member of staff making the referral must do so by completing a referral form: Please contact us for a copy of the referrla form.

· The new worker must have completed the joining process and be ready to work by 11th July 2022

2. Joining bonus of £500 for qualified RMN’s upon completion of 15 bank shifts (equivalent of 3 long day or night shifts per week for 5 weeks).

· The worker must be new to the trust (i.e., is not a current substantive worker at the trust nor worked at the trust as substantive/bank within the last 3 months)

· The worker must complete a minimum of 15 shifts (long days or nights) before the bonus can be paid

· Shifts do not have to be in one specific division to allow workers to move wards according to staffing requirements

· Eligibility will be revoked in the event a worker refuses to move wards when asked to do so according to staffing needs and within their scope of practise

· The new worker must have completed the joining process and be ready to work by 11th July 2022


At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


Covid-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Once the vacancy that you have applied for has closed your application will be transferred to the Trac Recruitment System and you can expect emails from this site. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

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