Unique Nurse Role

Ipswich, Suffolk, England
£ 28000 - 32000 Per year
Full time
Job level
Newly qualified, Qualified (non-manager)
8 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020

Job Description

Children's Home,Suffolk

£28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Registered Nurse £2000* Joining bonus

Our children's home in Ipswich are recruiting for a highly motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our friendly support team on a permanent basis. A qualified RGN will also be considered for this post.

Duties will include supporting our young people in maintaining their physical health, mental health and overall wellbeing through monitoring, recording and reporting observations in these areas. The successful candidate will be expected to attend appointments in the community, LAC reviews, CPAs, professionals meetings and to liaise with the community team outside of meetings.

Responsibilities will include being a named nurse to one or two young people and taking the lead in supporting key children with their health, safety and wellbeing. You will do this by working alongside keyworkers, developing and writing care plans, risk assessments, reports and having regular nursing one to one sessions. Typical shifts for a registered nurse are 08:00 - 23:00, 08:00 - 16:00, 09:00 - 17:00 and 15:00 - 23:00.

The role of the nurse also includes taking the lead with administration of medication, responding to incidents of self-harm and first aid. Alongside this, nursing groups will be held and led by nurses. Nurses will be expected to educate the team with regards to mental and physical health

This residential home is a unique setting. It is first of it's kind to provide support for young people with both challenging social backgrounds as well as mental health diagnosis requiring on going support.

Candidates should be;

  • Patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
  • Prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons.


  • Full driving license
  • Registered nurse with a current NMC pin.


  • Commitment to your continual professional development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Group Pension.


We want to attract the best talent nationwide, we know relocating can be difficult and we can offer relocation packages to help you:

-Up to £3000.00 if the move is more than 100 miles

-Up to £1500.00 if the move is less than 100 miles

Athona Recruitment's nursing division is an award-winning, on-framework agency that specialises in finding permanent and temporary employment for nurses. We have a dedicated team of consultants that help recruit nurses into NHS hospitals, care homes, private hospitals and clinics across the country. Whether you're based in the UK or overseas, we can help you find a nursing position that's right for you.


Ref: SH01-M0

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This job was posted to Community mental health nurse, Nursing home mental health nurse, Ward mental health nurse in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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