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Staff Nurse- Prospect Place

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
Do you enjoy working in a compassionate environment, want to learn and develop new skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users, all with very different needs and work with people in crisis to help them with their recovery, then this job is for you!

An opportunity has arisen for a band 5 Staff Nurse to join our team at Prospect Place! Prospect Place is a 45-bed unit that opened in 2011 and is based on the site of Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale.

The unit is for men aged 18 to 65 years, who have a diagnosed psychiatric disorder, for example schizophrenia, and have been detained under the Mental Health Act. Alcohol and drug misuse are often a part of the problems faced by patients. A secure setting may be required to help address challenges around the patient's view of their illness and the vulnerabilities and risks to themselves and others that may result from this.

You will be an integral part of the team providing direct care to patients with a variety of mental health problems. To act as the named nurse with responsibility for the overall care of an identified group of patients. To regularly act as shift co-ordinator ensuring the smooth running of the clinical area and best utilisation of resources available, with support from senior staff

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in providing a high level of safe and effective care. Be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, adhere to all Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, and liaise with the multidisciplinary team Provide mentorship to others

About us

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is a well established mental health Trust. Our headquarters are based in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The Trust offers a generous annual leave allowance that does increase along with time in service. The Trust supports staff via regular supervision in your work base and also yearly individual personal development review. The Trust provides a staff wellbeing service and access to occupational health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe post holder will be responsible for keeping professionally updated in accordancewith Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements and for participating in clinicalreflection through clinical supervision.The postholder will be accountable for their behaviour on duty and will beresponsible for reporting anything untoward to a senior member of staff. Act as named nurse/key worker for an identified group of clients ensuring theassessment, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Devise care plans for clients and undertake clients activities as appropriateensuring a high standard of care. Ensure all appropriate clients and ward records are maintained to the requiredstandard. Adhere to appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines. Liaise with the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the standard of careclients receive. Participate in risk assessments, and work within the framework of the CareProgramme Approach acting as a key worker as required. Participate in staff inductions, acting as a preceptor to develop the skills andknowledge or newly qualified nursing staff. The post holder will be expected to provide mentorship to others as part of yourrole. You will be expected to undertake mentorship training. Participate in the administration of controlled drugs according to Drug PrescribingPolicy and administer all other medication in accordance with agreed procedures

Please also see JD & PS for further information

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification



  • 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.



  • 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


Birch Hill Hospital

Birch Road


OL12 9QB

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