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Staff Nurse

Pennine Care NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To act as the named nurse with responsibility for the overall care of an identified group of service users.To regularly act as shift leader ensuring the smooth running of the clinical area and best utilization of resources available, with support from other senior staff.The post holder will be responsible for keeping professionally updated in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements and for participating in clinical reflection through clinical supervision.The post holder will be accountable for their behaviour on duty and will be responsible for reporting anything untoward to a senior member of staff.

Main duties of the job

Act as named nurse / key worker for an identified group of service users ensuring the assessment, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.To co-produce collaborative care plans for service users and undertake service users' activities as appropriate ensuring a high standard of care.Ensure all appropriate service users and ward records are maintained to the required standard both in electronic and paper formats.Adhere to appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines.Liaise with the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the standard of care service users receive.Undertake initial risk assessments, risk reviews and manage day to day risk on the ward.

The post holder will be expected to provide mentorship to others as part of your role. You will be expected to undertake mentorship training.To safely administer controlled drugs and all other medication in accordance with Medicines' Management Policy and NMC guidance.Act as Shift Leader ensuring the smooth running of the ward area and participating in an effective hand over period, ensuring good communications at all times.This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role.Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the band, when requested by Senior Staff.To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.To be aware of and work towards the Trusts strategic goals.

Please see attached job description/person specification for more details.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Qualification (LD / MH)



  • Experience of working within mental health setting.
  • Experience of working within Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Experience of admission and discharge process.
  • Experience of working within framework of Care Planning Approach.


  • Previous experience of working on an acute mental health ward.



  • The Mental Health Act 1983 and Code of Practice.
  • Legislation relating to discharge and aftercare.
  • Care Planning and Management.


  • Clinical Risk Management.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence Based Practice.
  • Communication Skills
  • Excellent Inter-personal Skills
  • Ability to negotiate constructively
  • Care Planning and Management.


  • Managing Violence and Aggression Skills
  • De-escalation of violence and aggression.
  • IT Skills

Work Related Circumstances


  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment to caring for mental health patients.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Moorside ward, John Elliot unit, Birch Hill hospital

Birch road


OL12 9RD

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