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Mental Health Nurse - Low Secure

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year PA - financial incentives are attached to this post (see advert)
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Forensic mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Low Secure Unit staff nurse role to work at either of our low secure sites, either at Rathbone Hospital in Liverpool or our Hollins Park site Warrington.

From the 1stNovember 2021 a Recruitment & Retention premia has been introduced to attract and retain qualified nurses within the Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division and further support our Grow Our Own Strategy.

For our registered Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses across our low secure services, this will be a premia of £1200

We are looking for qualified mental health nurses who can deliver care, compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care services within a secure forensic environment.

The division is responsible for specialised secure mental health services in low secure settings for service users with a primary classification of mental illness and personality disorders. Working within our low secure services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and treatment to a complex group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a specialist forensic environment.

Main duties of the job

Our Low Secure Units provides mental health rehabilitation for men with mental health problems. The services monitor, manage, & reduce risk, whilst balancing therapy & security with the aim of helping prepare service users to lead a more independent life in the community.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the job description and responsibilities please see the attached job description and personal specification. For any queries, please contact

You will receive a comprehensive induction in to the division with a mixture of clinical skills and practical teaching sessions.

If there are staff internal to the division interested in working at our low secure hospitals, they are advised to contact their line manager to explore this via the process of divisional mobilisation and service needs.

Interviews to take place at Hollins Park Hospital on 2 November 2022

There is an option for people to join virtually for those unable to attend in person. Please contact Amy Harvey, Nursing and Clinical Improvement Lead,

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health or learning disability nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Teaching and assessing/Mentorship qualification
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge , understanding and use of the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • Promotes peoples equality, diversity and rights.
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act legislation
  • Knowledge of service governance
  • Commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of therapeutic boundaries
Values Essential
  • Continuous improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change orientated
Skills Essential
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to carry out personal safety training

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