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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Pennine Care NHS FT
Offerton, Stockport
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a band 5 nurse to join our team. Davenport Ward is a 20 bedded female acute mental health ward for patients over the age of 65. We are based at the Meadows Hospital in Offerton in Stockport. We deliver outstanding care to people who are suffering from a functional mental illness who are admitted for an assessment of their needs. Our aim is to help people live well with functional mental illness by working with families, carers and the wider MDT to manage the distressing symptoms they are suffering from. We will then work with the families and carers on a discharge pathway that supports both the people living with mental illness and their families and carers. Davenport Ward is a challenging and rewarding environment and we aim to offer the best care. We can provide to both the people living with dementia and those that support them. We are supported by a full multidisciplinary team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychology, occupational therapy and social workers.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified nurse you would be a vital member of the team in delivering person centred care to those admitted onto the ward. You will be working with people who can be very distressed and display some very challenging behaviours. It will be your responsibility to provide reassuranceand distraction, using care and compassion,for the people living with dementia. You will also be responsible for a wide range of tasks such as care planning and implementation, risk assessment, physical health assessment, liaising with the wider MDT, ward rounds and you will be a named nurse.

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 #PennineCarePeople and 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

  • Provide Safe and Effective Care
  • Treatthose living with dementiaas individuals
  • Strive to provide an outstanding service
  • Be clear about the ward vision and the role that the qualified nurse plays within the team
  • Engage in learning and development
  • Contribute to growth through regular supervision and annual appraisal
  • Be a member of a team, establishing your own role within that team
  • To be a leader, setting an example for others members within the team

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree level in Mental Health Nursing, Registered RMN
  • Must have a good understanding of both innumeracy and language skills.


  • Completed Preparation for Mentorship
  • A keen interest in developing knowledge and skills in dementia nursing
  • Experience with working with clients living with dementia



  • Has an interest in working with people living with dementia
  • Has an interest to develop their skills and knowledge in dementia care


  • Experience of older acute inpatient wards
  • Additional training in dementia care



  • A good knowledge base in terms of this client group
  • A good knowledge base of the Mental Health Act in an inpatient setting
  • Experience completing care planning, risk assessments and nursing assessments


  • Experience of caring for patients with complex mental and physical health needs
  • Experience of identifying and escalating concerns appropriately

Skills and Abilities


  • Be able to perform required duties of the post.
  • Must be flexible and able to work on an internal rota basis across nights and days
  • Must be willing to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment


  • Experience of working within the inpatient elderly nursing pathway
  • Knowledge and understanding of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Davenport Ward

The Meadows Hospital

Offerton, Stockport


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