Forensic Staff Nurse Mental Health and Learning Disability

Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
30 Nov 2019
29 Dec 2019

Job Description

We currently have vacancies for Registered nurses in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

Band 5 Staff Nurses are active members of the ward team who will deliver effective care and treatment to service users whilst playing an integral role within the multi-disciplinary team. You will act as Primary/Associate Nurse to a number of service users within a medium or low secure environment. Staff nurses will assist in the smooth co-ordination and running of the ward. We require dynamic individuals with a genuine interest and positive attitude who wish to pursue a challenging career in forensic nursing. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development via, appraisal personal development plans and training.

For newly qualified Band 5 nurses, we provide additional and bespoke support during the preceptorship period to ensure that individual needs and objectives are achieved. Our Practice Development Nurse will work alongside you to enable development of the skills, knowledge and competencies that you need to successfully complete your preceptorship and to feel confident and assured in your role as Nurse in Charge and Primary Nurse on a ward.

From January 2018, we are excited to be providing a 6 week introductory course for all of our new B5 nurses and successful applicants can choose from Psycho Social Interventions (PSI) or Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT). These sessions aim to provide an awareness of these interventions and their use within secure services. The sessions will be run in-house and we will be involving service user experts in their delivery.

We are passionate about improving and promoting staff health and well- being. All Staff are able to use the unit gymnasium and sports hall at specific times free of charge.

The Directorate delivers both medium and low secure care and treatment to patients based at the Prestwich site, providing over 200 in-patient beds for both men and women. The Directorate also has a female inpatient service based at Wentworth House in Eccles

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**
Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website.
NHS Jobs/TRAC -(Recruitment Systems) - If your application form has been submitted on NHS jobs, we will need to transfer your personal data information (application form) from NHS Jobs to upload into TRAC systems.
GMMH have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.
**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**
The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Ref: 1508735P

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