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Senior CPN - Learning Disability

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year additional retainment payment £1536 paid over 12 months
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful applicant will be expected to carry out direct clinical work with a variety of service users, inclusive of those suffering with severe mental illness. The successful applicant is also expected to act in a supervisory capacity, providing both training, support and advice to clinical staff. The post holder will be responsible for contributing to workforce development, which is inclusive of both health and prison staff, and is intended to support the understanding and skill base of staff working with service users.

The post holder will ensure that the work for the range of services is well planned with full involvement of the prison, and that all team members have a good understanding of the delivery of the service and their role within this.

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful applicant to work similarly to a community LD nurse with the added interest of supporting forensic risks. The applicant will be able to work autonomously within a wider secondary care team. This allows successful clinician an opportunity to develop their role within the local establishment and operate under their own clinical flare. This will be supported through Clinical and Line management supervision.

The service spans the Monday- Sunday between core hours of 8am-6pm with the flexibility to discuss shifts at interview. There is an excellent allocated amount of annual leave and bank holidays with the bonus of being able to purchase additional annual leave.

Main duties of the job

To complete service specified assessment tools within agreed timescales for those who are referred into the service.

Assess, develop and implement care packages for service users within the framework of the CPA in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Works within codes of practice and professional guidelines and is accountable for own professional practice.To manage a defined caseload of complex and challenging service users in custodial settings.

Develop and implement evidence-based interventions in the management of service users with identified/ suspected learning disabilities.

To complete/ support in the development of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) as required.

Ensure clinical effectiveness in working with patients, families and carers, including people who disengage from services, by facilitating engagement and therapeutic co-operation through the use of flexible and responsive engagement strategies which by the very nature of the client group can be complex and demanding.

To provide training and advice for clinical and non-clinical staff, inclusive of training around learning disabilities, learning difficulties and autism awareness.

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

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



  • Previous experience in prison or forensic setting



  • previous experience working within mental health services

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Manchester

Southall Street


M60 9AH

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