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Mental Health In Reach Team Senior CPN

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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

The team covers both minor and major mental health problems providing a truly integrated, multidisciplinary approach to prisoners with mental health needs within the prison setting.

We provide a service with a single point of access, for the specialist assessment and treatment of people with mental health needs. Utilising the skill mix and services, already available within the prison e.g. Day therapy centre. The team provide the service with a skill mix appropriate to the needs of the users of the service. They arrange and co-ordinate the delivery of health and social care for users and their carers. All care plans are evidence-based and needs-led and delivered by appropriately trained and qualified staff.

We also aim to minimize distress and disability caused by mental illness using methods likely to achieve positive results. We will encourage a person to maintain or gain control over their life and the treatment they receive whenever practically possible.

As a senior CPN you will be part of an emergency response system across the prison, hotel 5, and be required to be part of a duty roster completing initial assessments on patients ensuring appropriate allocation or signposting to services.

Main duties of the job

Act as a positive role model to staff.

Determine nursing care priorities and plans and implement service users care in accordance to best practice and available resources.

Inform Mental Health Team manager when changes occur in circumstances that affect the standards of care.

Maintain effective communication with all disciplines, agencies, carers and service users.

Ensure learners who are allocated to the clinical area are given appropriate teaching, support and guidance in accordance with learning outcomes and unit objectives.

Knowledge, Training and Experience:

Applied understanding of the needs of clients and complex presentations within the prison setting with the priority being safety and security at all times.

Application of research or evidence based interventions to support clinical practice.

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

Please refer to attached 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



  • Registered with NMC
  • Evidence and Competence of Mental Health Nursing
  • Leadership skills


  • Forensic Experience



  • Worked in forensic

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Risley & HMP Thorncross

Warrington Rd, Risley, Croft, Warrington



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