Mental Health Nurse

NHS Shetland

Mental Health Nurse

Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)

NHS Shetland, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 3 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Registered Mental Health Nurse (Ref: 183595)

2 x Substantive Posts

Full time 37 hours

Band 5 - Salary Range £30,229 - £37,664 per annum

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum

A Relocation assistance of up to £8,000 is available

This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for new or experienced mental health nurses to join our dynamic Community Mental health Team.  We are looking for registered nurses RMN, who have experience and skills in community settings or crisis teams and who want to further develop in a remote and rural setting.

The post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best- practice, evidenced based interventions to individuals who require mental health support and treatment. They will have a sound working knowledge and understanding of current Mental Health policy and legislation.   The post holder will undertake assessments of individual need; development, implementation and evaluation of individually planned care together with other members of the multidisciplinary team and partner agencies. 

The post holder will be part of a team who provide both scheduled and unscheduled care which supports patients who require immediate input either at home or in acute settings.  Excellent interpersonal skills are essential and experience of multi-agency working would be an advantage. . 

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Rhona McArthur on or

Closing date:     21/07/24

Interview date:   01/08/24

Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.