Buckinghamshire RGN Registered General Nurse Psychiatry – Substance Misuse Band 5 United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

  • Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
  • Speciality: Psychiatry – Substance Misuse / Alcohol / Drug Mental Health
  • Nurse Grade: RGN Registered General Nurse Band 5
  • Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent
  • Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £22,128 rising to £28,746) + Overtime Payments
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • NMC Registration Required (Nursing & Midwifery Council) Essential
  • IELTS (English Language) Essential for overseas qualified professionals


Treats patients who are sick or injured, gives advice and emotional support to patients and their families, provides doctor assistance, and takes care of patient paperwork as per departmental needs and service.

DUTIES (guideline only)

  • Provide care to patients and residents based on their care plan outlined by their doctor
  • Accurately monitor and record observations on patients’ conditions
  • Monitor patients’ diet and exercise
  • Prepare patients and assist with treatments, surgery, or exams as needed
  • Participate in clinical improvements and offer ideas on clinical and non-clinical policies
  • Assist with the investigation of complaints by patients or family members
  • Manage stocks of supplies
  • Ensure storage and disposal of medication is carried out according to policy
  • Maintain accurate records of residents care, financial procedures, and medication administration
  • Identify care planning needs
  • Carry out risk assessment
  • Record patients’ vital signs and medical information
  • Re-evaluate patient care plan as conditions change
  • Consult and coordinate with other healthcare team members
  • Direct or supervise less experienced nursing staff
  • Maintain continuing education and licensing requirements
  • Report any issues that arose during each shift
  • Gain the trust and confidence of each patient
  • Write patient care plans
  • Implement plans through tasks such as preparing patients for operations, wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature
  • Observe and record the condition of patients
  • Check and administer drugs and injections
  • Respond quickly to emergencies
  • Plan discharges from hospital and liaise with GPs and social workers
  • Reassure patients and their relatives and be good at communicating with them
  • Advocate on behalf of patients
  • Educate patients about their health – this may include running clinics and education sessions on topics such as diabetes, weight loss and quitting smoking- dependant on your area of speciality
  • Organise staff and prioritising busy workloads
  • Mentor student and junior nurses
  • Maintain patient records
  • Make ethical decisions related to consent and confidentiality.
  • Set up drips and blood transfusions
  • Assist with tests and evaluations
  • Carry out routine investigations

Nurse Skills & Qualifications

Registration as a Registered General Nurse or Similar Qualifications; Current Registration With the NMC; IV Skills, Including Syringe Driver Training and Venepuncture Training; At Least 1 Year Nursing Experience; Experience Recording Accurate Records; Ability to Work as Part of a Team; Supportive and Motivated; Great

Communication Skills; Mentorship Skills; Computer Literate; Ability to Cope in a Crisis; Ability to Demonstrate Ethical Values and Ongoing Professional and Personal Growth; Ability to Work on Feet for Long Periods of Time


The salary is based on the national salary scale.

A Fully qualified nurses start on salaries of £22,128 rising to £28,746 on Band 5 of the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Rates. Salaries in London attract a high-cost area supplement.


Payments for unsocial hours are made to NHS staff

The NHS offers a pension scheme, sickness and maternity benefits. Nurses employed outside the NHS may not have the same terms in relation to pension provision or benefits, but may be offered other incentives such as private health insurance, gym membership etc

Income data from NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) Pay Rates. Figures are intended as a guide only.


Applications form nurses who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all nurses with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained nurses, upon appointment if selected – the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to act part of a team
  • Ability to cope with a varying work load
  • IELTS English Language (IELTS overall score 7.0 with 6.5 in each module) Overseas qualified
  • NMC Registration Essential (Nursing & Midwifery Council) We can provide guidance if you need- below

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for doctors, nurses & AHP medical professionals.