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Mental Health Nurse posted by Athona Ltd

Full Time
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£33,104 - £36,332 / year
NHS Band 6

Job Description


Registered Mental Health Nurse


£27,373 - £29,191

We are looking for a RMN to join the largest provider of child and adolescent inpatient services to the NHS. The aim is to meet a young person's mental health needs safely and effectively, in the least restrictive environment, whilst maintaining their privacy, dignity, sense of self, and relationships with those close to them.

The site has 35 CAMHS beds across three units, and although they function independently, they work closely together in order to share knowledge, expertise and learning opportunities. The three units within our CAMHS service comprises of…

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

10 bed mixed gender PICU service providing containment and management of risks
Offering intensive multidisciplinary assessment of mental health needs
Providing recommendations on suitable future support and care pathways
Moving the young person on to a less restrictive setting as soon as possible Low Secure Unit

10 bed low secure therapeutic and rehabilitative service for young females aged 13-18 years who pose a significant level of risk to themselves and/or others
Young people who are admitted often present with severe self-harming behaviours, other risk issues and complex needs including attachment disorder, complex PTSD, emerging personality disorder and may have suffered childhood trauma
Prior to admission to Woodlands, young people have usually had multiple or long admissions to tier 4 acute CAMHS inpatient services or local authority secure servicesGeneral Adolescent Unit (GAU)

15 bed mixed gender CAHMS acute unit offering support and care to both detained and informal patients.
This ward takes a range of illnesses including psychosis, emergent personality disorder and eating disorders.
The main aim is to provide effective and timely treatment to enable the young person to reintegrate back into the community. Our models of care is tailored to the unique needs of each young person, to achieve positive outcomes.

In order to apply you would need to be:

RMN Qualified or Preceptor
Active NMC Registered
Have knowledge of the Mental Health / Capacity Act and its implications for practice
Be patient centric and have a commitment to delivering high quality care
Possess fine-tuned decision making skills
Have an excellent organisational capacity and effective communication skills
Be flexible and have a strong "can do" attitude
Strong desire to work with in a PICU to Rehabilitation services In return, we will give you:

Group Pension Scheme
NMC Payment in full
Support with your Revalidation
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays - pro rata for part time
Birthday holiday - your birthday as an extra days annual leave
Enhanced maternity pay
Healthcare cash plans
Free On-site parking
Online benefits and cashback rewardsFor more information please call Siobhan (phone number removed)

Athona Recruitment's nursing division is an award-winning, on-framework agency that specialises in finding permanent and temporary employment for nurses. We have a dedicated team of consultants that help recruit nurses into NHS hospitals, care homes, private hospitals and clinics across the country. Whether you're based in the UK or overseas, we can help you find a nursing position that's right for you.

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