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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2022.

Registered Mental Health Nurse - HMP

Job Reference: J11-A-22-47727

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
M25 3BL
Band 5

Greater Manchester Mental Health – Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse
Job Title and Grade:Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse – Band 5
Location/Trust: Prestwich Hospital, GMMH
Pay Rates (hourly):
Days: £14.21
Nights/Saturdays: £18.47
Sundays/Bank Hols: £22.73

The Role:
We’re looking for Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join the Staff Bank in order to be part of this continuing mission and ambition to become outstanding - and we’d like you to join them on this journey by becoming part of #TeamGMMH.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, the post holder is responsible for managing a caseload of service users/patients. The post holder is required to work with service users from a holistic perspective, taking into account both substance misuse and mental health needs. This post is based within the integrated mental health and substance misuse team.,

The post holder will provide assessment and therapy/treatment services within HMP Hindley.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical sessions to meet the needs of the service users/patients group.

The post holder will pro-actively contribute to service and practice developments initiatives within the Directorate Business Plan which is a reflection of local and national developments.

Job responsibilities;

  • To triage the drug treatment and mental health needs of new arrivals/transfers and those currently in custody.
  • To provide advice on a range of health and harm reduction recovery issues to those with substance and/ or mental health needs. 
  • To safely promote the generic health needs of service users/patients with drug misues issues and refer on to Health Care when required.
  • To complete CHAT assessment and drug and alcohol monitoring forms 
  • To provide a range of therapeutic interventions to service users with both primary care and secondary care needs.
  • To provide a safe and accurate full comprehensive clinical assessment of service users/patients treatement needs in collaboration with the lead medical staff and other healthcare staff.
  • To safely and effectively carry out appropriate clinical and prison ACCT risk assessment regarding the service users/patients drug treatment and mental health issues thereby implementing appropriate interventions to manage the risks.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details of role.


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –
• Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
• Dedicated consultants
• Flexible working options after successfully completing placement
• Free DBS and free training
• Build holiday allowance
• Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03332 407 552
• Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?
NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within theNHS.
Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated.


As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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