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Primary Care Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024
Have you ever thought that working within a prison could be the next step that you're looking for?

Do you want to work in an ever-changing environment where no two days are the same?

If you have answered yes to these questions then Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust can offer you the opportunity to use all of your clinical and interpersonal skills as we have 2x Registered Nurse vacancies within our Primary Care Team at HMP Garth.

The Healthcare team at HMP Garth is a team who not only look after the healthcare needs of the prisoners, but who also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being.

HMP Garth is a Category B male prison in Leyland.

You must have been in the UK for 12 months prior to applying for this post and be able to provide a 6 year address history to be able to complete the prison clearance.

This role is subject to a additional recruitment and retention premia of �1542 per annum

Main duties of the job

We are looking for individuals who are keen to take on roles with varied duties, supporting the delivery of excellent healthcare to prisoners. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to work as a team member.

As a Registered Nurse, you'll be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team by bringing your top-notch clinical skills and passion for care.

With plenty of primary care experience, you could be involved in anything from developing and leading clinics (well man, health promotion), undertaking examinations and tests as well as answering emergency bells, and potentially being the first person to attend an emergency.

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

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC Registered Physical Health Nurse or working towards
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


  • Willingness to undertake additional qualifications to enhance service delivery



  • Experience in clinical practice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate resilience
  • Safeguarding knowledge and understanding
  • Understanding of deteriorating patient


  • ILS trained
  • Experience of working within a secure setting
  • Experience of dual diagnosis service user
  • Basic mental health knowledge
  • Willingness to develop in areas of practice depending on service need



  • Ability to deliver direct patient care without direct supervision


  • Experience of dual diagnosis patient
  • Knowledge of immunisation and vaccinations

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work within a team and Under own initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Venepuncture
  • Wound care

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Garth

Ulnes Walton Lane


PR26 8NE

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