GR - Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Registered Nurses (Community & Inpatient)
Various Locations throughout NHS Lothian

Job reference: 072031

Location: Various Locations throughout NHS Lothian

Job closing date: 29/10/2021

Job posted date: 12/10/2021

Salary: Band 5 (£26,104 - £32,915)

Employment type: Various Contract Options

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: Various

Department: NHS LOTHIAN Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

Registered Mental Health Nurse & Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

​​​​​​​This advert will now close early on Friday 29th October 2021

We are now welcoming applications from Registered Mental Health Nurses & Community Registered Mental Health Nurses & Registered Learning Disabilities Nurses to a number of positions across NHS Lothian. Please ensure you read below for various opportunities and state your area of preference within the assessment form.

We have a number of unique opportunities with REAS and the Lothian Health & Social Care Partnerships for the following services - 

Various Royal Edinburgh Inpatient Wards

Various Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Fixed Term Substance Misuse Opportunities - Edinburgh and Midlothian

Community Mental Health Opportunities across Edinburgh & East Lothian

Community Mental Health Opportunities in Midlothian Community Hospital

Rose Lane Ward

Rose Lane is an 8 bedded area providing inpatient mental health assessment, care and treatment for anyone over the age of 65 living in Midlothian. Patients generally have a diagnosis of a functional illness, although there is scope to provide assessment for people in the early stages of an organic condition.  Our aim is to provide inclusive assessment and treatment in conjunction with quality care which respects and promotes independence, dignity, comfort and wellbeing for our patients, along with engagement and support for their loved ones.

​​​​​​​Penny Lane Ward

Penny Lane is a 12 bedded area, where nearly all the patients admitted will have a diagnosis of a moderate or severe dementia. Some are admitted for a period of assessment, and others are admitted to receive specialist complex care, needed to support and manage the challenging symptoms of their illness.  We strive to develop the best care and subsequent plans and strategies to minimise stress and distress and capturing effective person-centred interventions and responses which meet the preferences and needs of our patients. We work closely with loved ones and work collaboratively wherever possible.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Melville Unit

Come and join the team at the CAMHS inpatient unit within the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. We are a 12 bedded unit for adolescents aged between 12-18 years old .

If you are enthusiastic about your work, want to make a difference by supporting young people to develop skills to manage their mental health and are a great team player then you are who we are looking for. We are looking for a diverse range of people to come and work with our young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and Eating Disorders.

We have lots of opportunities to expand your knowledge base and to help you develop your career path. You do not need to have CAMHS experience, there is nationally recognised training available to you within the unit. Our team are ready to welcome you to our staff group and help you make a difference to the young people who are part of our service.

Please look at our full list of vacancies below.

Interviews will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Job Descriptions, Person Specifications & Additional Information for each post by following the below link before you apply. For Job Description , Person Specifications & Additional Information please follow this link: 


Please see below attachment for available vacancies

Please note that adverts are updated regularly and all vacancies are subject to change. You are encouraged to refer back periodically to familiarise yourself with any changes that may arise. In addition to your clinical skills, we are interested in your attitude, passion for working in healthcare and your potential to contribute to our high quality patient care, as well as demonstration of personal values aligned to those of our organisation: NHS Lothian Values


The closing date for this job has now passed.