Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Job overview

Halton Haven Hospice has exciting opportunities for Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN) who wish to diversify their career into palliative care. Whether newly qualified or with relevant experience the Hospice welcomes those who wish to give compassionate, patient centred care in a setting where our multi-disciplinary team have the time to make this a reality.

Newly qualified RMN’s will be supported and mentored through an excellent learning experience. More experienced nurses will have the opportunity to contribute to the learning of their colleagues. All employees have input into the development of our holistic care cognisant of the medical, social, spiritual, emotional and environmental needs of patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) who has an interest in the care of patients receiving palliative and end of life care. You will have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team. Post qualification experience is desirable. You will be highly skilled and knowledgeable with regards to Mental Capacity, Safeguarding and the Deprivation of liberty. In exchange, you will be working within a highly skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team who will support you in the core skills of palliative and end of life care.

Applicants should have a BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) (Mental Health) or a Diploma of Higher Education (Adult Mental Health Nursing). In addition, a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


  • Always support the patient’s best interests
  • To promote and demonstrate a commitment to delivering the highest standard of care.
  • Maintain the privacy and dignity of all patients, ensuring that confidentiality is always respected and that all patients receive the highest possible standards of physical, psychological, and spiritual care.
  • Maintain accurate, concise, and legible written records of care.
  • Have a robust understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity guidelines, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding Adults legislation
  • Ability to assess individual’s capacity and complete appropriate documentation in a timely, informative, and effective manner, always keeping the patient at the centre of the process.
  • Ensure good relationships with other departments, the multidisciplinary team and visitors to the unit.
  • Help to achieve and maintain morale for both staff and patients.
  • Participate in the health education and explanation of treatment to patients and relatives.
  • To react appropriately in cases of patient crisis and put into place immediate plans to resolve the situation with supervision and guidance as appropriate.
  • To assess and monitor the physical and mental health of patients, seeking advice and support from the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Complete, to the highest standard the required range of RMN duties
  • Work without direct supervision once key learning outcomes of the induction have been completed.
  • Maintain a safe environment when caring for patients, including those patients requiring frequent levels of monitoring.
  • Prioritise nursing care, recognise deterioration in a patient’s condition and alert senior staff/ Medics immediately.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base regarding care planning, patient evaluation and active review.
  • Be responsible as a trained nurse for the control and administration of drugs.
  • Be involved in ensuring correct usage of equipment and assist in the training of others as required.
  • Follow, and show respect for Hospice Line Management structures

How to Apply:  NHS Jobs

For more information or to arrange an informal chat Email: sarah.deacon@haltonhaven.co.uk or angela.goulding@haltonhaven.co.uk

The Hospice is legally required to carry out a number of pre-appointment checks which are detailed in their Recruitment, selection and disclosure policy.  This includes a DBS check.