Senior Nurse with NMP

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Salford and Trafford
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time to join GMMH's Addictions Network. Recent developments and investment have resulted in us being able to offer multiple positions across a range of disciplines and entry levels.

Achieve Treatment and Recovery Services provides support for people experiencing problems with drug and alcohol use across Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford. We are an NHS led service, working with multiple agencies in a unique partnership model. This partnership model enables us to work with patients in a holistic way focusing on the person and not the problem.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Nurse with NMP who will deliver specialist support and prescribing interventions to our patients accessing treatment at Achieve. The successful candidate will provide clinical sessions and will have a leadership role in the team- supervising junior members of the clinical team and providing clinical guidance to colleagues across the service, to our partner agencies and beyond. The successful candidate will also provide a range of clinical interventions, including blood borne virus screening, vaccinations, administering long-acting injectable opiate medications, also carrying out a range of physical health investigations.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To prescribe in agreement with GMMH Trust NMP policy and within local SMS guidelines and SOP.

To prescribe independently within personal formulary following local service, Trust policy and procedure. Also practising and prescribing in accordance with Drug Misuse and Dependence UK Guidelines on Clinical Management 2017.

To be responsible for the clinical assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of service users.

To work in partnership with other professionals/ agencies.

To provide a range of healthcare interventions, including BBV testing, immunisations, ECG , venepuncture etc.

To provide guidance around the management of patients with physical healthcare problems.

To manage junior staff and provide management and clinical supervision.

To support new staff and students to learn and develop in their new role or placement and to provide mentorship and coaching where appropriate.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification


  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Non medical prescriber


  • post education qualification relevant to addictions
  • qualified assessor



  • Demonstrable experience in health and social care setting
  • experience of leading on a piece of work that has contributed to effective service delivery


  • experience of prescribing in a clinical team in addictions services



  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological and social effects of substance misuse
  • Understanding of current policy and initiatives in relation to working in the addictions field


  • knowledge of opiate and alcohol detoxification in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Achieve Salford and Trafford

1 King St, Eccles, M30 0AE

Salford and Trafford

M30 0AE

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