Mental Health Nurses / RMN
Location: Camden, London
Salary/Rate: £16.97 to £34.55 Per Hour (Depending on Experience)
Sector/Industry: Healthcare / Medicine
Contract Type: Contract
Date Posted: 20-04-2019
Recruiter/Employer: 1st Alternative Medical Staffing Ltd

1st Alternative Medical Staffing is actively seeking and recruiting Mental Health Nurses, Community Nurses and District Nurses ranging from Bands 5, 6 and 7 to place for various ad-hoc, short to long-term and contract assignments, for a number of NHS mental healthcare trusts across London and the surrounding counties.


You will work as part of multidisciplinary teams, liaising with psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers and other health professionals.


London Locations:

  • Brent
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Kingston
  • Westminster



  • Buckinghamshire
  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Milton Keynes
  • Surrey


You will work with patients in a variety of settings including to suit:

  • Their own homes;
  • Community healthcare centres;
  • Hospital outpatients departments;
  • Specialist units;
  • Secure residential units.
  • Addiction & substance misuse
  • Community health
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning disability services
  • Mental health
  • Offender care services
  • Sexual health & HIV
  • HMP Prisons (MUST be Prison and CTC Cleared)


Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Assessing and talking to patients about their problems and discussing the best way to plan and deliver their care;
  • Building relationships with patients to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns;
  • Ensuring the correct administration of medication, including injections, and monitoring the results of treatment;
  • Responding to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempting to understand the source of distress;
  • Applying 'de-escalation' techniques to help people manage their emotions and behaviour;
  • Preparing and participating in group and/or one-to-one therapy sessions, both individually and with other health professionals;
  • Providing evidence-based individual therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety;
  • Organising social events aimed at developing patients' social skills and helping to reduce feelings of isolation;
  • Preparing and maintaining patient records and producing care plans and risk assessments;
  • Ensuring that the legal requirements appropriate to a particular setting or group of patients are observed;
  • Working with patients' families and carers, helping to educate them and the patient about their mental health problems.


In the community, the role may also involve:

  • Visiting patients in their home to monitor progress and carrying out risk assessments with regard to their safety and welfare;
  • Liaising with patients, relatives and fellow professionals in the community treatment team and attending regular meetings to review and monitor patients' care plans;
  • Identifying whether and when patients are at risk of harming themselves or others.


Since 2005, 1st Alternative Medical Staffing has been providing nursing services to health care organisations and successfully places hundreds of nurses on assignments complementary with their qualification, clinical specialty and expertise.


We Have a Wealth of Nursing Opportunities Nationwide for those Seeking Quality Assignments. Please feel free to call us on +44 (0)207 732 1048.

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