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Mental Health Staff Nurse

VACANCY REF No: 19.708

VACANCY (Post Title): Mental Health Staff Nurse Midpark Hospital

GRADE: Band 5

SALARY: GBP24,670 to GBP30,742

HOURS: 37.5hpw, Permanent

Description of Role:

An opportunity has arisen for an innovative and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the development of an Acute Liaison Service working as an integral member of the MDT

This is an exciting but challenging new post in which the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting assessment of patients within Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary who present with mental health problems, and to provide advice and support to medical and nursing staff to provide safe and effective interventions and post discharge follow up.

You must be able to demonstrate that you possess the skills and abilities necessary to effectively work within a clinical team in order to support safe and effective clinical assessment for patients who receive our service in

NHS D &G whereby excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong therapeutic relationships with our partners in Acute and Health & Social Care Services is a vital part of this post

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with people with a mental health disorder and will hold a Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification or equivalent as demonstrated within the Person Specification and Job Description. Evidence of continual professional development is essential.

The successful applicants will have a role in further developing the Acute Liaison Service and working collaboratively with the wider Multidisciplinary teams to support and develop the patient pathway, transition and discharge planning

This post will engage in shift work whereby there will also be a requirement to support and engage in the Escort Nurse On Call Service

Secondments may be considered with line manager approval

This post will require the successful applicant to have/obtain PVG Clearance.

Informal enquiries to Jody Fergusson or Lynnette Dickson. Tel / 244018 Email: or

Closing Date: Thursday 22 August 2019 (midnight)


Mental Health Staff Nurse

Dumfries, UK

Published on 9 Aug 2019