As a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you will initially work as a community mental health nurse alongside a multidisciplinary team, providing high standards of nursing care to Service personnel. You will also train for the aeromedical evacuation role, ensuring the in-flight care and safety of patients requiring aeromedical evacuation for Mental Health reasons.
Community mental health nurses in the RAF deliver care to all Service personnel in a variety of locations with the focus being on treatment, occupational management and health promotion. You may get the opportunity to work at Tactical Medical Wing as an Aeromedical Mental Health Nurse. You will follow NICE guidelines in providing the highest quality of care through evidence-based practice. This practice will involve using diagnostic procedures, pharmacological interventions and therapy-based treatment such as EMDR and CBT.
Unified Career Management (UCM) is a new approach to managing cadres of people where the capabilities they deliver are very similar across two or more of the single Services (sS). Personnel within UCM cohorts will benefit from new and bespoke career pathways which offer individuals the opportunity to progress a career within specialist cohorts. Serving personnel will transfer to UCM Medical Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) on 1 January 2024 under their current engagement/commission type and length of Service (LoS), those joining the sS on/after 1 January 2024 will automatically be aligned with UCM Terms of Service (TOS).