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Staff Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have opportunities for qualified Mental Health Nurses with an interest in working with Older Adults at Cavendish Ward, Wythenshawe Hospital. We would welcome applications from students that are currently studying towards their qualification.

Cavendish Ward is a male, 20 bedded Later Life ward based at Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital.We care for both functional and organic patients, and also patients with complex physical health care needs. This makes it an ideal first post for preceptors who have an interest in physical health.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to co-ordinate the smooth running of the ward, and to maintain and develop quality, person-centred care.

You will be required to complete assessment of individual patient needs, plan, implement and evaluate plans of care which will maximise an individual's potential.

A range of skills are needed both in general mental health nursing, and also nursing patients with dementia.

This patient group & their carer's respond well to warm, caring & enthusiastic staff, making work a rewarding & fulfilling experience. It is therefore essential you have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for being a Nurse.

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

In line with the philosophy of the ward/unit the post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the identified clients, acting as Primary Nurse for service users with complex and challenging needs within the service.
  • The postholder will deliver interventions on an individual basis, providing effective evidence based care to service users. Communication and liaison with a number of disciplines is essential to promote effective delivery of a comprehensive care package to meet service users needs.
  • The postholder will provide support and direction to junior team members and assist in the smooth coordination and running of the ward.
  • With the service user, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care plans within the clinical areas philosophy/approach, as Primary Nurse for an identified caseload to the standards expected within the ward.
  • As a part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team, participate in clinical and CPA reviews, completing all relevant documentation to the agreed standard.
  • To ensure all clinical activity is recorded fully and in a timely manner, ensuring information being shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • To engage effectively with service users, can empathise and has insight into patient's perceptions and is able to negotiate unambiguous boundaries in relationships.
  • To complete all required documentation associated with the role of Primary Nurse, ensuring review timeframes are met.

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



  • Qualified Nurse or working towards



  • Have recent experience of working within and supporting staff to deliver care to patients who have challenging needs in order to demonstrate the required understanding of risk management.
  • Have recent experience of working proactively within a multi disciplinary team.



  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence based care for the patient group.



  • Be able to engage with service users effectively to ensure monitoring of risk and mental health including identification of recognised early warning signs.
  • Be able to reflect honestly on and develop own skills and abilities to best meet the needs of the service user population

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Cavendish Ward

Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital


M23 9LT

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