Forensic Staff Nurse Mental Health and Learning Disability
Greater Manchester Mental Health
Prestwich, GB
5d ago

Job overview

We currently have vacancies for Registered nurses in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in our Low and medium secure services.

Band 5 Staff Nurses are 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.

You will act as Primary / Associate Nurse to a number of service users within a medium or low secure environment. Staff nurses will assist in the smooth co-ordination and running of the ward.

We require dynamic individuals with a genuine interest and positive attitude who wish to pursue a challenging career in forensic nursing.

We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development via, appraisal personal development plans and training.

Main duties of the job

We are excited to be providing a 6 week introductory course for all of our new B5 nurses and successful applicants can choose from Psycho Social Interventions (PSI) or Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

These sessions aim to provide an awareness of these interventions and their use within secure services. The sessions will be run in-house and we will be involving service user experts in their delivery.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are passionate about improving and promoting staff health and well- being. All Staff are able to use the unit gymnasium and sports hall at specific times free of charge.

The Directorate delivers both medium and low secure care and treatment to patients based at the Prestwich site, providing over 200 in-patient beds for both men and women.

The Directorate also has a female inpatient service based at Wentworth House in Eccles.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we’d love to hear from you.

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