Registered Mental Health Nurse

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Posted by: Almas Birch | Date: 23rd October 2023

Job Summary

Options for Care is looking to recruit an exceptional Mental Health Nurse passionate about working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health diagnoses.

Our two established hospitals, Montague Court and Dartmouth House, have successfully supported the needs of individuals with mental health diagnoses. We also have Orchard House, our recovery home, which provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals on their journey to mental health recovery. Furthermore, we eagerly anticipate the opening of Stanford Court, which is set to occur later this year.

Dartmouth House is a 16-bed male long-term complex care mental health inpatient unit based in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham.

Montague Court is an 18-bed male long-term complex care mental health inpatient unit based in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Stanford Court will be a 23-bed male mental health inpatient unit based in Highgate, Birmingham. This will consist of 19-bed enhanced care service and four self-contained recovery flats to enable assessment of daily living skills in preparation for discharge.

Orchard House is an 8-bed residential step-down service based in Erdington, Birmingham, which allows extension of the long-term complex care pathway.

We currently have vacancies at Montague Court and Dartmouth House.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer evidence-based nursing care, support, and advice to service users and their carers with mental health needs in a multidisciplinary setting while understanding and implementing the organisation’s mission, vision, and values.

About us

Options for Care provides mental health recovery services in Birmingham. Our primary objective is to empower service users and help them realise their full potential through progressive improvements in their quality of life and a steady progression towards recovery, culminating in successful discharge. We are proud to share our unwavering commitment to our mission, vision, and values.


  • Realising Potential


  • We offer best-practice interventions to enable personal recovery and well-being.


  • The individual is at the heart of everything we do.
  • We inspire, stimulate and empower people to achieve and grow through compassionate, supportive and protective relationships.
  • We deliver and continuously evaluate high-quality service whilst respecting differences, promoting dignity and supporting the privacy of others.

At Options for Care, we understand the importance of delivering tailored and holistic support to our service users. Our dedicated team is committed to providing relationship-centred interventions that are grounded in evidence-based practices.

We strongly believe that our approach helps individuals lead fulfilling lives and attain their personal objectives. To ensure that we consistently meet our service users’ needs, we use recognised assessment tools to track outcomes and make adjustments as needed. Our goal is to empower our service users to live in the least restrictive setting feasible while maintaining their dignity and independence.

Job responsibilities

In the capacity of a Mental Health Nurse, your primary responsibility will be to provide person-centred care to individuals seeking support on their journey towards community integration. Our care pathway is consistently evolving, and as such, we utilise the most effective outcome measures and assessment tools available.

Your role will involve providing quality, evidence-based nursing advice, support, and care to individuals with complex, severe, and enduring mental health needs, as well as their caregivers, in a multidisciplinary setting.

To be successful in this role, you will need to establish therapeutic relationships with service users and implement evidence-based therapeutic interventions within appropriate boundaries, as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.

You will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care within agreed parameters and have a comprehensive understanding of local and national policies and legislation that govern service provision.

To apply for the position of Mental Health Nurse, you must be a Registered Nurse, registered with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council. You should possess a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes brought about by the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Additionally, you should have a clear understanding of your responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach, Clinical Governance, and Child Protection Legislation. It is also essential that you demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development and strive to remain up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices in the field of mental health nursing.

In return, at Options for Care, we recognise the immense value of our team members. Our staff is the foundation of our success, and we appreciate their exceptional dedication to our clients. We prioritise employee development and are committed to supporting our staff in every stage of their career journey. Our workplace is warm and welcoming, with necessary assistance and supervision to ensure a positive work environment.

Our comprehensive staff health benefits package further demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of our staff. Our commitment to staff well-being is further evidenced by our well-being risk assessments, which are utilised to create personalised support plans for each employee. We take all necessary steps to ensure that our staff are well taken care of professionally and personally.

At Options for Care, we pride ourselves on creating a safe and healthy work environment that promotes staff productivity and longevity. That is why we offer competitive compensation, including an annual cost of living pay increase for all our staff members, in addition to an incremental pay system tied to our appraisal process, which is our way of showing gratitude for their exceptional dedication to our service users.

We are passionate about creating a positive work environment that fosters growth, development, and well-being. Join us at Options for Care and be part of a team that is dedicated to your success!

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council)


  • Evidence of appropriate post- graduate learning
  • Assessor and Mentorship qualification



  • Working Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and changes with Mental Health Act 2007.
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Understanding of their responsibilities under the Care programme Approach, Clinical Governance and Child Protection Legislation.


  • Experience within a mental health rehabilitative environment



  • Basic IT Skills.
  • Active Listening Skills.
  • Effective Communication, both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Written Skills.


  • Clinical Leadership.

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible.
  • Personal Integrity.
  • Resilience in dealing with emotive service user issues.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).