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Staff Nurse -CAMHS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to recruit a Staff Nurse to join the Galaxy House team.

Galaxy House is an expanding service that treats young people with demanding physical and emotional issues. You must be motivated and passionate about working with young people with mental health concerns, as the job can be physically and emotionally demanding as well as rewarding.The department is based in the grounds of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and the service is QNIC accredited. We look after young people up to the age of eighteen years and are a twelve bedded service.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse with a specific interest in Children and Young People's Mental Health. You will need either a degree or Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or Children's Nursing, or have a RN qualification, with CAMHS experience and must be able to show a demonstrative interest and experience in working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS).

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction program and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Provide direct patient care

Be responsible for ensuring immediate care to relevant client group

Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Trust policies in order that a safe and quality service is provided.

Take delegated responsibility for the management of the clinical team on a shift basis, taking overall responsibility for effective management of the team and the maintenance of high standards of quality care in the clinical area.

Post holders will be expected to participate fully in their personal development and review process in order to achieve the knowledge and skills identified in their appraisal for this post. Newly qualified post holders will undergo a period of structured preceptorship as part of their personal development.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

experience of working


  • Must have experience of working with children or with CAMHS patients


  • Experience of working within an in-patient setting
  • Experience of naso-gastric feeding
  • Experience of using hoists

Must have PIN


  • Must have PIN or can prove that have qualified and are awaiting PIN

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Galaxy House, Harrington Building

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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