MCG Healthcare regularly places nurses in roles with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, as well as other Health Systems Support Framework hospitals, private hospitals and care homes in the area

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Mental Health Nurse work in Southampton

Why work in Southampton?

Whether you're the sporty type, a culture vulture, foodie, night owl or shopaholic, Southampton has plenty to offer. You'll also have the beautiful South Downs and New Forest on your doorstep, with the Isle of Wight just a ferry ride away!

How can I work in Southampton?

You must have completed all the training relevant to your role. It's also vital that you provide a current DBS certificate on the update service and full immunisation records.

Why join MCG Healthcare?

More than 150 nurses have started new roles in the Southampton area through us. We have positions in general, mental health and theatre medicine, including permanent, ad hoc and block booking roles. Hours are negotiable and you could earn between £20 and £50 per hour.

FAQs about being a Mental Health Nurse

  • What can I do with a mental health nursing degree?

    With the right level of experience, you could become a sister or ward manager, running a ward or team of nurses in the community. Then you could go on to become a matron or director of nursing.

    With further study and experience, you could become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nurse consultant. Consultants work directly and independently with patients, carry out research and develop and deliver training.

    You could also train in health visiting, become self-employed or work overseas.

  • What jobs can a mental health nurse do?


    • Mental health nurse (RMN)
    • Forensic staff nurse
    • Staff nurse with NHS child and adolescent mental health services
    • Research nurse
    • Psychiatric liaison nurse

  • How much does a newly qualified mental health nurse earn?

    The average salary for a newly qualified mental health nurse is £25,000.

  • What band is a mental health nurse in?

    An RMN starts at band 5. Some roles can fall within band 6.

  • What are the shift patterns for a mental health nurse?

    Shift patterns vary, but the traditional hours are:

    Early: 07:00 to 15:00

    Late: 13:00 to 21:00 

    Long day: 07:00 to 21:00

    Night: 21:00 to 07:00

  • Is there flexibility with shift patterns?

    We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our nurses at various hospitals. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.

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