Where could I work?​

As a registered mental health nurse you have the opportunity to work across all age groups.  You may work in hospitals with different client groups, community teams, community clinics, in forensic or prison services, or in substance misuse services.​

CareersCentral can provide advice on working outside of the UK.​

What would my starting salary be?​

Most NHS jobs are covered by the Agenda for Change pay scales and you would start at Band 5. Pay and conditions will vary depending upon your employer and competitive rates are offered throughout the private and voluntary sectors. You should always check with the employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying.​

What hours would I be working?​

There are a range of flexible working hours and these will depend upon the post you hold, some services operate shift hours across a 24 hour period, some offer clinic hours. NHS services operate a 37.5 hour working week which may include evenings, weekends, early and night shifts and bank holidays.  ​

To explore this career in more depth visit : NHS Health Careers​