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Mental Health Nurse

  • Job reference: EL8888
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Adults, Children, Older Adults
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Job description: Are you a Mental Health Nurse looking for a new challenge?


A private mental health hospital within Chelmsford are currently recruiting for a number a different wards and looking for talented people like you!

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

Salary per annum: £28,100 - £30,000 pa
(PLUS £1000 welcome bonus for CAMHS & Eating Disorder Wards)

Hours and length of contract:
*Full time permanent position
*Long day shifts: 07:00-19.30
*Long night shifts: 19:30 - 07:00
*3 weeks 3 shifts, 1 week 4 shifts - on a rota basis
*Service operates 24/7

Positions Available:
*Eating Disorder Ward
*Adult Acute Ward

Daily Duties:
The hospital support mental health difficulties such as: anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobias, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm, ADHD and sleep problems.

Responsibilities will include:
*Assess, plan and deliver, with the patient and their carer/family, a structured approach to nursing care which takes account of patient choice and wishes and acting as the patients named nurse
*Supervising team members and contributing to their overall CPD, mandatory training and appraisal process recognising the skills required across the team
*Monitor and review Nursing Care plans
*Prioritise nursing duties and delegate appropriately and effectively within the shift co-ordination Framework, working as nurse in charge as required, ensuring as far as reasonably practicable a safe environment
*Undertake the role of "Preceptor" to newly qualified staff

*Excellent salary
*Many benefits in line with the NHS
*Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
*Free on-site parking
*Enhanced maternity pay
*Access to development opportunities including:
oSponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
oImproved CPD application & panel process
oLeadership & management development
oSupport with your Revalidation
oNMC Payment in full
oLong service award
*Benefits portal including discounted shopping, red letter days, gym membership etc.

Competitive Salary offers opportunity for applicants to work within an independent hospital which specialised in caring and managing adults and adolescents with a range of mental health problems, situated within three acres of beautiful landscaped grounds.

Person specification:
The applicant must be DBS cleared for the position advertised and have recent experience within the field.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to