Clinical - NMC

Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse – Forensic Setting

Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse – Forensic Setting
£37,900 – £40,500 (DOE) – £5000 Welcome Bonus + Benefits

Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse seeking a leadership role in a forensic setting?

Are you ready to join a respected company known for its dedication to improving the health and well-being of its service users?

Then this could be the role for you, so please call 023 93877356 or email me on [email protected]

Compass Associates are proud to be working with long-established and respected company. building a reputation for having a meaningful and lasting impact on everyone who uses their services.

They are dedicated to supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing and understand that the most effective services and treatment are based around each person’s specific needs.

Acute and Secure services offering specialist mental health care to people who are unwell and are considered to be unable to look after themselves in the community. They offer specialist assessment, treatment and care to patients with severe mental illness, complex needs and people who require an environment with security and safety.

Due to its fantastic location its easy commutable from central London via the overground and buses but also from greater London using the A10.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume the role of Nurse in Charge when necessary.
  • Act as bed Manager and or Site Co-ordinator out of hours.
  • Provide support and guidance to new, junior, or agency staff to ensure adherence to care standards.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with patients and their carer/families to assess, strategize, and administer nursing care, respecting patient preferences and serving as the designated nurse.
  • Diligently observe and interact with patients to gauge their requirements and monitor their progress accurately.
  • Review and update nursing care plans regularly.
  • Assess and address alterations in patient condition and needs promptly.
  • Handle suggestions and grievances from patients, families, or caregivers proactively and efficiently.
  • Contribute to a cohesive team approach to patient care alongside all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participate in routine clinical and administrative meetings, as well as other gatherings as necessary.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development in line with preceptorship and revalidation requirements.
  • Foster positive professional relationships with patients, colleagues, and visitors by promptly and courteously addressing requests, inquiries, and feedback.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of an environment conducive to meeting the needs of patients, their relatives, and caregivers.
  • Engage in clinical supervision and reflective practice sessions at least monthly.
  • Serve as a preceptor to newly qualified staff members.
  • Operate in compliance with safeguarding policies for both adults and children.
  • Ensure adherence to the Mental Health Act, Capacity Act, and Deprivation of Liberty Standards.
  • Comply with Medicines Management policies consistently.
  • Collective responsibility for the care and appropriate use of resources on the ward. Use resources in a cost efficient way. .

Candidate Specification:

  • Qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse (RNLD)
  • active NMC Registration and completed preceptorship programme.
  • Able to evidence a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality.
  • Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Shift Pattern:

  • Mixture of day and night shifts
  • 7.30am-8pm or 7.30pm-8am
  • 2 days working then 2 off.
  • 1.45 hours break.


  • Free Parking
  • £1 Subsidised meals

To apply, or for more information and an informal confidential discussion please contact Dane Pryor on 023 93877356 or email [email protected]

Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Dane Pryor - Consultant - Compass Associates
Specialist Care

Dane Pryor (AREC)

Consultant - Clinical (South)

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