About the Trust
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.
Our ambition is to maximise people’s potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
- 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
- Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
- Access to Continued Professional Development
- Involvement in improvement and research activities
- Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
- Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel
If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople
- Service/Ward/Department Summary:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and well-motivated candidate to get involved with a dynamic and evolving service. Prospect Place is a Low Secure Unit for male patients with complex needs. The unit has 45 beds, spread over 3 wards, on the Birch Hill Hospital site, in Rochdale. We are currently looking to appoint to a number of band 2 positions. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals, who uphold the Trust’s values to work under the guidance of qualified staff, to deliver a wide range of healthcare interventions to our patients.
We care for patients with a severe enduring mental illness with co-morbid substance use, personality disorder and challenging behaviour. Many of our referrals are taken from medium secure, low secure, prison, PICU and acute environments. The unit benefits from a variety of practitioners and roles including occupational therapy, social work, dual diagnosis, medical staff, and psychology in addition to the nursing teams.
In the most recent CQC inspection Prospect Place, was rated as Good for being Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive, and Well-Led.
Prospect Place is a member of the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. This is a peer review process with other Low and Medium secure units across the country.
Prospect Place was rated 4 Stars by students in the last PARE evaluation assessment.
As part of this package we are able to offer support and assistance with the following:
- Opportunity to participate in the peer review process at other Low & Medium Secure Units
- Opportunity for further professional development including training in personality disorder
- Free parking on site 24/7
- On site café and staff canteen available
As a Nursing assistant on the unit you will have the chance to contribute to the quality of care provided and will be valued by the wider multi-disciplinary team.
We are committed to working collaboratively with our patients and providing a service that is least restrictive whilst also fitting with the boundaries that are appropriate to low secure risk management.
Key Responsibilities of the Post:
Assist the Nursing team in developing a service that will ensure that the needs of patients are met with regard to their age, spiritual, cultural, ethnic and sexual orientation
To assist the Nursing team with the on-going development of the unit
To contribute to the day to day running of the unit
In consultation with the multi-disciplinary team, ensure high standards of individual care for patients and that they are fully consulted and involved in every aspect of their care
To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and both statutory and non-statutory organizations involved with client care
To assist the Nursing team in ensuring high quality of evidence-based practice is carried out by all staff within the unit
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
Stella Mulgrew - Ward Manager
01706 676137 / 676135