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Bank Staff Nurse Mental Health - Band 5

Competitive - Hourly Rate

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Bank - Mental Health
Competitive - Hourly Rate
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Other
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£17.01 - £26.09 Per Hour
31/01/2022 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Registered Bank Mental Health Nurse, Band 5,

So, you’re eager to learn more about working as a Mental Health Bank Nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • We are a centre of excellence for health care in the South West in a number of fields as well as being one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK
  • Our Mental Health Nurses work within critical areas of our Acute Service - The Emergency Department - treats people who have serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions and is a designated regional trauma centre for the south west. Patients may attend with a range of mental health conditions and works closely with the Mental Health Liaison Team
  • The Acute Medical Unit - a fast paced environment, specialising in the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with acute medical complaints, many of whom also present with complex mental health needs.
  • The MH team also work closely with the MDT on the general wards and as an RMN you will be supporting (often 1:1 nursing) complex patients with their mental health needs
  • We are currently developing group supervision for our bank RMNs to support them with their unique, challenging, but satisfying, role
  • Our values mean we are passionate about great care at North Bristol Trust and our patients know our primary focus is to provide ‘Exceptional Healthcare, Personally Delivered’
  • State of the art facilities- you will be based within our award-winning Brunel building, which has recently won Best Acute Hospital Development at the Building Better Healthcare Awards in London and Best Healthcare Design over 25,000sqm at the European Healthcare Awards
  • An excellent location - the Trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Voted the best city to live in 2017, the city is famous for its year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art.

But it’s not just our Trust which is exciting; our Trust Nursing bank is innovative, impressive and inclusive. Let us tell you a little more about it… 

  • As an NBTextra nurse you can work flexibly to suit your individual circumstances.
  • Our NBTeXtra nurses are valued members of our team and have access to exceptional benefits; access to the NHS Pension scheme, free DBS and full training, induction and revalidation support. We also have competitive rates available for shifts Trust wide
        • £17.01* per hour – Week Days
        • £21.55* per hour  - Nights and Saturdays
        • £26.09* per hour – Sundays and Bank Holidays

  *All rates are inclusive of annual leave allowance

  • You will increase your skill set by working with multidisciplinary teams to deliver all aspects of patient care, and you’ll work with consultants, junior doctors, AHPS, You will receive paid induction (up to 4 days on site induction (social distancing observed) and e-learning accessible from home). 
  • All NBTextra nurses receive free uniform
  • You will receive up to 20 hours paid supernumerary shadowing shifts working with the Mental Health Liaison team to welcome you to the Trust

Right, that’s enough about us… let’s focus on you. Do you…

  • Hold RMN registration with current NMC license to practice
  • Have relevant experience within the last 18-24 months. practice (Newly qualified staff required 15 months post qualification experience – 3 months preceptorship and 12 months appropriate experience)
  • Have a drive to work hard, enthusiasm and the ability to commit to a 4 Day induction programme if successful
  • Have Right to work in UK (with relevant Adaptation/ONP if applicable)


 So, are we right for each other? Here are your next steps…

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN with current live NMC Registration

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Candidate will have undertaken training for extended roles required by the ward / department. relevant to the role .
  • Candidate will have been working in an apt clinical setting


Essential criteria
  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Ability to undertake shift work (flexible options available)
  • Basic computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service i.e. IHS, Acis, Email use.
Desirable criteria
  • Candidate will have evidence of broad range of Mental Health nursing experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Contact us to find out more: or 0117 414 6000