Nurse Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new challenge, looking to enhance your skills and learning portfolio or are you looking to secure your first post as a newly qualified nurse?

No need to look any further!

We have very exciting opportunity ready for you on our 20 bedded female acute inpatient ward based at Atherleigh Park.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a newly qualified nurse to gain experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment or for experienced RMN's to learn new skills and enhance knowledge already gained.

We pride ourselves on working collaboratively within the multi disciplinary framework and inclusivity of carers and families is important to us to provide the best care outcomes for our patients.

We are seeking caring and motivated individuals with a desire and inner passion to work with patients who require your commitment, compassion and support when they are at their most vulnerable.

Main duties of the job

Nurse Practitioners are a valued and active members of the ward team who will deliver effective care and treatment to service users whilst playing an integral role within the multi-disciplinary team. We require dynamic individuals with a genuine interest and positive attitude who wish to pursue a challenging career in mental health nursing.

We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

For newly qualified nurses, we provide additional and bespoke support during the preceptorship period to ensure that individual needs and objectives are achieved. The Team will work alongside you to enable development of the skills, knowledge and competencies that you need to successfully complete your preceptorship and to feel confident in your role as 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

In line with the philosophy of the ward/unit the post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the identified clients, acting as Named Nurse for service users with complex needs within the service.

The post holder will deliver interventions on an individual basis, providing effective evidence based care to service users. Communication and liaison with a number of disciplines is essential to promote effective delivery of a comprehensive care package to meet service users needs.

The post holder will provide support, supervision and direction to junior team members and assist in the smooth coordination and running of the ward.

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
  • Professional Qualification: Nursing PIN
  • Evidence of post registration study.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems
  • A demonstrated understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of working on an adult acute inpatient ward
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
Knowledge/skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of: The Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Health & Safety/Risk Management,
  • Quality and clinical audit
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision
  • Appreciate the process of standard setting and audit
  • Awareness of least restrictive pathways of care

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