Psychiatric nurse jobs

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Southampton, Hampshire

TFS Healthcare£ 25 - 46 per hour

TFS is seeking several trained Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) as part of the Home Treatment Team for a, rewarding...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Southampton, Hampshire

TFS Healthcare£ 25 - 46 per hour

TFS is seeking several trained Community Psychiatric Nurse's (CPN) as part of the Crisis Liaison Team for an opportunity...

Posted 11th June 2021
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Luton, Bedfordshire

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 23.89 - 26 per hour

Hunter Mental Health is working alongside a number of adult community mental health services within a fantastic NHS Trust which...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Coventry, West Midlands

Liquid Healthcare£ 37600 - 37600 per year

Band 6 - Community Psychiatric Nurse - RMN - Coventry, West Midlands - Up to £37,600 per annum ...

Posted 8th June 2021
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Dover, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 1 - 1 per year

Job overview RMN band 5 or 6 dependent on experience The senior post is suitable for registered nurses...

Posted 22nd June 2021
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Dover, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Job overview Dover Community Mental Health Team is a diverse multi-cultural team thatis looking to recruit Mental Health Nurses...

Posted 22nd June 2021
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Easington, Belford, Northumberland

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to...

Posted 22nd June 2021
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Dover, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust£ 1 - 1 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities The post holder will :- Plan and provide flexible, client centred care for...

Posted 18th June 2021
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Dover, Kent

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities JOB PURPOSE: The Senior Mental Health Nurse is a key clinical leader within the...

Posted 17th June 2021
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 25.12 - 25.98 per hour

Hunter Mental Health are supporting an Older Adults CMHT based in Sheffield. They are looking for a mental health nurse...

Posted 16th June 2021
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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 25.98 - 26.23 per hour

Hunter Mental Health are supporting a Home Treatment Team based in Leeds. They are looking for a mental health nurse...

Posted 16th June 2021
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Vauxhall, Birmingham, West Midlands

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 29.83 - 37.01 per hour

Hunter Mental Health are supporting a Home Treatment Team based in South West London. They are looking for a mental...

Posted 16th June 2021
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Ealing, London, Greater London

Hunter AHP Resourcing£ 26 - 27 per hour

Hunter Mental Health is currently working alongside a desirable mental health liaison service based within a primary care team through...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Bolton, Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust£ 31.37 - 37.89 per year

Main duties of the job Manage a complex case load of service users under CPAAttend daily zoning/ Multi disciplinary team...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Luton, Bedfordshire

Archer Resourcing£ 25 - 30 per hour

I am looking for qualified mental health nursing staff to work within a diverse mental health team, managing patients in...

Posted 9th June 2021
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Psychiatric Nurse jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our Psychiatric Nurse jobs page, featuring the very latest psychiatric nursing roles across the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What is a Psychiatric Nurse?

Psychiatric Nurses, also known as Mental Health Nurses, build relationships with people who use mental health services, helping them to live independent and fulfilling lives.

You can work in a variety of care settings, including specialist hospital wards, community health centres or people’s own homes. In residential settings, it’s common to work in a shift pattern that facilitates 24-hr care.

Day-to-day you could work with GPs, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, arts therapists and healthcare assistants.

Psychiatric Nurses work within the NHS and the private sector.

What are the daily duties of a Psychiatric Nurse?

As a Psychiatric Nurse, your role will vary greatly depending on the nature of the people you work with and the care setting in which you work.

However, your responsibilities might include:

• Assessing patients and their psychiatric needs

• Building relationships to establish trust

• Administering tests and medicine

• Helping patients manage their emotions through de-escalation techniques

• Organising events aimed at developing certain social skills

• Communicating with and supporting the families and friends of patients

• Supporting specific therapy plans, including cognitive behavioural therapy

• Running individual or group therapy sessions

How do you become a Psychiatric Nurse?

To become a Psychiatric Nurse you need to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. And to be eligible to register you need to complete a nursing degree – ideally in Mental Health Nursing, although you can simply study as an Adult Nurse and then specialise as your course develops.

Courses typically last three years and are available at universities and institutions throughout the country. Half of your course will involve clinical practice, where you will gain a good understanding of what being a Nurse is really like.

It is also possible to become a Psychiatric Nurse through a degree apprenticeship, which is offered by some employers.

In terms of skills and personality traits, becoming a Psychiatric Nurse can be particularly emotional and challenging, so requires enormous amounts of resilience, patience and compassion. You will also need to be physically fit, and extremely open-minded.

How much do Psychiatric Nurses get paid?

Psychiatric Nurses within the NHS are paid according to the same banding system as any other Nurse.

A newly qualified Psychiatric Nurse starts on a Band 5 salary, which is currently £24,907 a year. This can rise to £30,615 a year with enough experience.

As you progress, you'll work up through the bands. Most experienced Psychiatric Nurses work at Band 6 or 7 with salaries ranging from £31,365 to £44,503.

Privately, salaries are harder to pinpoint because they are unregulated. According to most industry stats, pay is very similar, with experienced Psychiatric Nurses earning around £30,000 to £35,000 a year on average. Anecdotally, it’s suggested that private salaries for Psychiatric Nurses can actually be a little higher than in the NHS.

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