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Staff Nurse - Manchester Inpatient Later Life Services

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Crumpsall, Manchester
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity for a qualified Mental Health Nurse with an interest in working with Older Adults . The post is based at Maple Ward, North Manchester General Hospital. We would welcome applications from students that are currently studying towards their qualification.

Maple ward is a female, 20 bedded later life ward based at Park House, North Manchester General Hospital. We care for both functional and organic patients, and also patients with complex physical health care needs. This makes it an ideal first post for preceptors who have an interest in physical health.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to co-ordinate the smooth running of the ward, and to maintain and develop quality, person-centred care.

You will be required to complete assessment of individual patient needs, plan, implement and evaluate plans of care which will maximise an individual's potential.

A range of skills are needed; both in general mental health nursing, and also nursing patients with dementia.

This patient group & their carer's respond well to warm, caring & enthusiastic staff, making work a rewarding & fulfilling experience. It is therefore essential you have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for being a Nurse.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Nurse or working towards
Experience Essential
  • Have recent experience of working within and supporting staff to deliver care to patients who have challenging needs in order to demonstrate the required understanding of risk management.
  • Have recent experience of working proactively within a multi disciplinary team.
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence based care for the patient group.
Skills Essential
  • Be able to engage with service users effectively to ensure monitoring of risk and mental health including identification of recognised early warning signs.
  • Be able to reflect honestly on and develop own skills and abilities to best meet the needs of the service user population

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