Staff Nurse – East Ayrshire Primary Care Mental Health Team – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity for 2 x permanent Staff Nurses has arisen within the Primary Care Mental Health Team in East Ayrshire.

You will join a multidisciplinary team which provides assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing common mental health problems.

You will have a registered professional qualification with the NMC, and have experience in mental health assessment and care planning with an interest in working with patients with mental health problems in the community setting.

You will gain experience in working with clients with mild/moderate mental health problems using mental health and psychological interventions and should be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have effective communication and liaison skills.
Although desirable, there is no requirement of experience of working within a Community setting. A good knowledge base with regards to Primary Care Mental Health clinical issues and psychological interventions is advantageous.
You will be responsible for a caseload of service users working in partnership with local authorities, service users and voluntary groups to support and underpin a seamless patient journey through the healthcare system to maintain consistently high standards of service delivery and patient care in a climate of change and redesign.

Car owner/driver is essential.

Post 1 – 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday. Consideration for this post on a 30 hour basis may be considered.

Post 2 – 24.35 hours per week. Working hours and days can be discussed and negotiated at the interview stage.

Informal enquiries to
Connor Cannell, Team Leader, East Ayrshire Primary Care Mental Health Team Tel 01563 826340.

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
EU Settlement Scheme – EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.


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