Mental Health Nurse


University of Warwick
3 Months
2 or 3 days a week, working up to 22.5 hours per week.
Smart Casual




Working within Professional guidelines and accountability, the post-holder will have responsibility for the management of a defined caseload 

The post holder will have responsibility for managing, and co-ordinating work ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need, holistic assessments and care plans are recorded in line with Professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability. To provide support, advice and guidance to the broader team, providing an appropriate level of support to enable students with mental health disabilities to fully engage with their studies and University life. 

Supporting students:

  • To provide specialist information, advice, signposting and support to students by undertaking sometimes urgent mental health assessments and advice, and subsequent liaison between support services, both internal and external to the University. You will follow relevant procedures (e.g. in cases of referral, hospitalisation,) and provide an appropriate professional response, in line with the urgency of the presenting issue, whilst referring appropriately to other specialist services and Lead Nurse and other senior colleagues for advice in the more complex issues, as necessary;    You will assist in managing University interventions in response to incidents involving the student population.
  • Under direction of Lead nurse, liaison with colleagues across Wellbeing Support Services and external healthcare agencies, to ensure there is a smooth transition to and from statutory care to manage risk and ensure the best possible outcomes for students;
  • To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and guidelines and protocols. 
  • To make and maintain accurate, contemporaneous and confidential records in accordance with the team procedures;
  • To conduct brief consultation appointments to assess need and signpost to the appropriate service, as required
  • To attend clinical supervision as provided by the University 
  • To deputise for Lead Nurse in contributing to MH training delivery across the University where required
  • To provide specialist advice on the production of wellbeing materials/ messages relevant to specialist events. E.g. Mental Health Awareness days and to support any such days
  • To attend ongoing professional development opportunities;


  • To manage administrative processes, maintaining accurate records and appropriate levels of confidentiality
  • To actively contribute to team business meetings
  • To undertake other relevant activities commensurate with the level of the post as identified by the Head of Wellbeing Support
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Mental Health Nursing
  • Relevant professional registration with NMC/HCPC Post-registration clinical development and experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating aspects of mental health care with adults and young people
  • Working/liaising with multi-disciplinary teams and other agencies in the provision of care
  • Experience of working in a diverse environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sound understanding of confidentiality, with the ability to respond sensitively and professionally to unexpected and potentially challenging situations and to work with students and staff at all levels, including the ability to work with people who may be in acute mental health crisis or experiencing enduring problems with their mental health
  • Ability to show sensitivity to working with students of diverse background and an understanding of the impact issues of diversity may have on support
  • Evidence of excellent time management, organisational and record keeping skills with an ability to manage own workload and seek and implement solutions, overseen by Lead Nurse but with minimal supervision, whilst also working successfully in collaboration with colleagues
  • Demonstrate a robust understanding of the working of HEIs and the challenges facing students’ wellbeing and MH in HE
  • Confident IT skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programmes such as Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • A flexible approach to service provision – occasional work outside of standard hours
Combination of working from home and working in Senate House on central campus
Start Date: ASAP for 3 monthsPlease ensure to include a covering letter with your application