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Mental Health Nurse

  • Job reference: EL0000
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: We are looking for Band 5 and 6 Mental Health Nurses (RMN) for a fantastic opportunity to join a mixed sex PICU Ward based in Ipswich within the NHS.

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Temporary pay rate Band 5:
*Days: £18ph
*Nights & Saturdays: £22ph
*Sundays & Bank Holidays: £26ph
Temporary Pay Rate Band 6:
*Days: £24ph
*Nights & Saturdays: £30ph
*Sundays & Bank Holidays: £36ph

Hours and length of contract:
*Full time or Part Time Flexible Shifts 37.5 hours
oEarly: 06:30 to 14:30
oLate: 13:15 to 21:15
oNight: 20:30 to 07:00
*Initial 3 month contract (with likelihood of extension)
*The manager requires the position to be filled ASAP

Daily Duties:
The service is a mixed sex Psychiatric Intensive Care unit for service users experiencing acute and complex mental health problems. You will provide intensive treatment with a two staff to one patient ratio and will include:
* Medication including access to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
* Psychology
* Complimentary therapy
* Occupational therapy
* Art therapy
* Brief talking therapies
* Physical health screening and assessment

Working as a staff nurse within this PICU, will provide you with an opportunity to work with some of the most complex mental health conditions, whilst supporting service users through the journey to return back to the community.

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, team working skills are essential.

Person specification:
The applicant must be DBS cleared and have previous experience in the field.

If you are interested in any of these roles then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to