Staff Nurse / Nurse Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


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Job summary

An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Mental Health Nurse for the Adult Acute Wards here at Atherleigh Park.

Do you want to be a part of a forward thinking, innovative team?

Do you want to open yourself up to further learning, experience and other career opportunities?

Atherleigh Park also has onsite Gym, Cafe and is situated next to the retail park

Join us for our open day on Saturday 23rd April, between 9.30am - 4pm to find out more about our roles.


Sports Hall

Atherleigh Park Hospital

Atherleigh Way, Leigh, WN7 1YN

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will assess and treat adults of working age with mental health problems or whom have an organic illness. They will provide interventions that support recovery, wellbeing and social inclusion.

You will act as a Named Nurse to service users and you will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team.

The successful applicant will develop and negotiate care plans with service users, families/carers and other professionals, and ensure that quality and timely care is delivered at all times.

You will also undertake joint work with other members of the team and external agencies providing support to the needs of service users.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate both their clinical abilities and leadership qualities whilst promoting high quality services for older people. In turn, we can offer regular managerial, clinical and professional support and the opportunity to continue to develop your practice through a range of learning and development opportunities.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400members 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

To provide and develop in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team and other relevant agencies a high quality service for patients and carers that takes into account individuals physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs.

To develop and support a culture which values people rights, enables them to make informed choices and recognises each individuals right to valued life-style, positive social experiences and use of valued resources.

To lead & contribute to the smooth running of the unit in a consistent way that reflects the philosophies of the unit, service & hospital.

Contribute to and ensure a therapeutic and safe environment is maintained whist on duty for patients, staff & visitors.

Person Specification



  • RMN



  • Previous mental health experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Westleigh Ward, Atherleigh Park

Atherleigh Way

Atherton, Leigh


Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Zara Oxley


Date posted

08 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Westleigh Ward, Atherleigh Park

Atherleigh Way

Atherton, Leigh


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