Trainee Mental Health Nurse

Are you interested in a career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse but not in a financial position to undertake full time study at University?

If you have the right values of care, compassion, dignity, respect, openness, honesty, responsibility, and teamwork for working within the NHS and the commitment to work with people with Mental Illness, then we have a unique opportunity for you.

NHS Lothian, in partnership with the Open University, are seeking to recruit 20 trainee Mental Health Nurses to undertake the BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health through the Open University. This is only the second year we have offered the opportunity to be supported by both organisations to study to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse whilst employed on a permanent contract with NHS Lothian as a Health Care Support Worker.

Posts will be available across the range of Mental Health Services provided by NHS Lothian such as Adult Acute Mental Health, Older Peoples Acute Mental Health, Dementia care, Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Mother and Baby Mental Health Service.

Entry requirements:

​​​Core skills in numeracy at SCQF level 5 or Standard Grade Mathematics or Arithmetic (passed at credit level) or National 5 in Mathematics or Arithmetic or the equivalent.

Core skills in communication at SCQF level 5 or Standard Grade English (passed at credit level) or National 5 in English or the equivalent.

Employment is subject to you becoming a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, occupational health clearance and satisfactory references prior to appointment.

You must be eligible to work the required practice hours in the UK for the duration of your studies.

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