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Job reference: 171109
Salary: Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)
Job closing date: 01/12/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 37.5
Job posted date: 17/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Mental Health Services

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We are delighted to announce that there are some exciting opportunities available within the mental health services in NHS Forth Valley.

We are looking for applicants who have an interest to work within:

  • IPCU & Adult Inpatient admission wards, Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH)
  • Inpatient admission dementia specialist & Older Adult Admissions ward, Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH)
  • Male low secure ward, Bellsdyke site, Larbert
  • Rehabilitation wards, Bellsdyke site, Larbert
  • Older Adult Intermediate ward, Bo’ness

Applications are invited from enthusiastic student mental health nurses (due to qualify prior to March 2024), who are keen to enhance/develop clinical skills, to work within these settings.   The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and should possess good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).   The successful candidate should be committed to the provision of high quality, patient focused care; have a flexible approach to service needs and a genuine interest in working with patients within a mental health setting.

NHS Forth Valley is committed to providing excellent patient care.  Wards 2 & 3 are both AIMS accredited, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.   Ward 4 recently won the “Top Team Award” at the Scottish Health Awards.

NHS Forth Valley is committed to supporting staff with a work-life balance and we are in the process of reviewing our shift patterns for our mental health wards.  If you would like to discuss this further then please get in touch.

We encourage and support staff to gain a wide range of experiences, and support this through staff personal development plans.

This advert is for mental health student nurses due to qualify prior to March 2024 and gain entry onto the NMC register.   If you are already a registered mental health nurse, please apply via other post. If you are due to qualify later in 2024, our advert will be out around Easter 2024.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Katherine Roseweir, Lead Nurse, Adult Mental Health on 07814 138983

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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