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Mental Health Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Mental Health - Specialist Services
NHS AfC: Band 6
2 Years Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
North West England
£30,401 to £37,267 pa
01/09/2019 23:59

About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work. 

Many of our staff and teams have brought home high profile national and regional awards and we are privileged that some of the most talented professionals in the country choose to work for us. This includes some prominent national mental health experts.

We are one of the first NHS organisations in the country to launch a Just Culture approach. This aims to get to the heart of what, not who, was responsible for an error.

Instead of blaming staff for honest errors, we will support them to come forward and share their experiences to allow lessons to be learned.

We also offer a dedicated staff wellbeing service. This provides lots of help and support for staff experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties that are impacting on their work.

Pennine Care is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce.

Our ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work.  We offer the a range of family friendly inclusive employment policies and services to support our staff from different backgrounds. In addition we offer the following benefits: 

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Future plans

We are currently developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services), this will take place on the 1st July 2019

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

*proposed interview date 9th and/or 10th September 2019*

                                                                                            Service/Department Summary:

Here at Pennine Care Trust NHS Foundation Trust we are looking to expand the North West NHS Veterans’  Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and seeking to employ a number of enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurses who are interested in veteran mental health.  

The TILS is a North West-wide community service for ex-serving personnel and those transitioning out of the armed forces with a discharge date. The service offers a single point of entry, assessment and brief intervention/case management service to veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

TILS  is co-located with the  Military Veterans’ Service - a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist which is commissioned to offer treatment and interventions to Veterans of the British Armed Forces (including current reservists when not mobilised) who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties related to their military service.

Role Summary:

The work is interesting and varied, ranging from recognising the early signs of mental health problems, providing access to early support, dealing with crisis/duty calls to assessment, offering case management and brief interventions. Help is also, at times provided to the veteran for other needs that may affect mental health and wellbeing – for example, with housing, finances, employment, social support and reducing alcohol consumption. 

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

The post includes the delivery of clinical appointments within a range of community venues across the North West or a home setting where clients’ needs necessitate this. Clinical appointments include; initial face to face mental health, social care and risk assessments (including collecting standardised assessment measures); and case management of an assigned group of clients who require on-going monitoring of their mental health and risk management; emotional and practical support; and the delivery of evidence-based interventions for depression, anxiety, and anger.

The post holder will also contribute to a duty rota (in the office base at Bury) where responsibilities include: initial triage of referrals as part of the Transition, Intervention and Liaison single point of access, liaising with referrers and other services and providing advice and support  both to other members of the MVS and to other professionals working with veterans with mental health difficulties in relation to clinical management and safeguarding issues.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

In order to be considered for the post you need to be a Registered Mental Health Nurse and be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of Case managing clients who have common/complex mental health difficulties Worked within a community NHS setting
  • Worked within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with Military Veterans or demonstrate an understanding  of Military Communities
  • Managed a community client caseload
  • Delivered a variety of therapeutic interventions within a community setting
  • Excellent knowledge around risk management
  • Ability to conduct a thorough psycho-social assessment and develop a collaborative care plan with the client



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal discussions please contact Josh Kreft Acting Service manager/Highly Specialist Psychotherapists, on 0161 253 6638