REGISTERED NURSE (MENTAL HEALTH)

at  Royal Air Force

United Kingdom, , United Kingdom - 00000

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MEDICAL AND MEDICAL SUPPORT REGISTERED NURSE (MENTAL HEALTH) CURRENTLY RECRUITING

As an RAF Mental Health Nurse, you will operate in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver a safe and effective community mental health service-to-service personnel, in order to enhance and sustain the operational effectiveness of the UK Armed Forces.
Full-time regular Spare time reserve

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

As a qualified RN(MH) you will be expected to maintain your currency in clinical practice and to be active in your professional development as a nurse. In consultation with the NEA you will have the opportunity to undertake further education and training throughout your career.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

In addition to the leadership and management training that threads throughout your career, you may undertake professional nursing courses and study days. These courses are fully accredited, fully transferable and recognised by the NHS.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

You must be NMC registered on Part 1 of the register, (Mental Health Nurse level 1) May apply for selection, during final year of RN (MH) training (i.e. up to 12 months before completing RN (MH) qualification). All candidates must be NMC registered before contract offer.
DUAL QUALIFIED NURSES. Nurses who hold a dual qualification in ‘adult nursing / adult mental health’ or ‘adult nursing / child’ and are active on Sub Part 1 & Sub Part 2 of the NMC register, will be considered if all eligibility criteria is met. In order to meet the NMC revalidation criteria for both registrations, the individual will have to maintain 450 hours in each specialist area over a 3 year validation period. Individuals will be placed where service needs lie and although support will be given to assist revalidation activities in both areas, the individual is ultimately responsible. The individual, with line manger support is to organise appropriate placements outside their primary role (in the form of an agreed job plan). Frequent liaison with immediate line managers and career managers is essential. Further guidance regarding maintenance of clinical hours can be found in JSP 950 Part 1 Lft 4-1-4 Annex D.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through at least two separate fitness tests as part of the application process.

The first of these is the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) which takes place at a fitness centre local to you. This consists of the following:

  • 2.4km (1.5m) run on a treadmill (set to zero incline)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

The second fitness test will take place at RAF Halton as part of your three-day Pre-Recruit Familiarization Visit (PRFV). This consists of the following:

  • Achieving the required score on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT or Bleep test)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

How fit you need to be to pass these tests can vary depending on role, age and gender. The requirements are listed on the charts below (Male and Female).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

You must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. You must be working currently as a Mental Health Nurse.
Have GCSE at Grade C/4-5 or above or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English Language and Mathematics.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through at least two separate fitness tests as part of the application process.

The first of these is the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) which takes place at a fitness centre local to you. This consists of the following:

  • 2.4km (1.5m) run on a treadmill (set to zero incline)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

How fit you need to be to pass the test can vary depending on role, age and gender. The requirements are listed on the charts below (Male and Female).

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TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide assessment, care planning, coordination, evaluation and monitoring of specific evidence-based therapies/treatment to patients.
  • Provide Mental Health Medical support to Aeromedical Evacuations from locations worldwide.
  • Deploy to areas of conflict when required to provide Mental Health Support to deployed UK Armed Forces.
    As a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you will initially work as a community mental health nurse alongside a multidisciplinary team, providing high standards of nursing care to Service personnel. You will also train for the aeromedical evacuation role, ensuring the in-flight care and safety of patients requiring aeromedical evacuation for Mental Health reasons.
    Community mental health nurses in the RAF deliver care to all Service personnel in a variety of locations with the focus being on treatment, occupational management and health promotion. You may get the opportunity to work at Tactical Medical Wing as an Aeromedical Mental Health Nurse. You will follow NICE guidelines in providing the highest quality of care through evidence-based practice. This practice will involve using diagnostic procedures, pharmacological interventions and therapy-based treatment such as EMDR and CBT.

RAF Role

  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • 6 weeks holida


REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

Min:5.0Max:10.0 year(s)

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United Kingdom, United Kingdom