Individual Commissioning Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity to join a successful and established Continuing Healthcare (CHC) team has emerged. The team is responsible for providing commissioning services for people with complex care needs who are eligible for NHS funded care.

This is a permanent post, working Mon - Fri and is an exciting hybrid of patient contact and commissioning care on an individual basis.

The post offers superb opportunities to utilise your assessment and case management skills whilst learning within a supportive, experienced and successful team. The candidate should have experience of undertaking CHC assessments, working with patients, families and carers, and have a sound knowledge of the NHS Framework for Continuing Healthcare. The successful candidate will be responsible for the process from referral to assessment, review, care commissioning and case management for individuals eligible for CHC

You will need to be an RGN with current registration and be able to work independently and as part of a team, be comfortable using initiative and knowing when to ask for guidance. In return you'll have access to all necessary support, administration help and clinical supervision. This role ordinarily involves travelling across the Wirral with occasional visits further afield therefore a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

Previous applicants from within the last 3 months need not re-apply.

Main duties of the job

Full details are available on the JD / Person specification but in summary the successful candidate will need to :
  • Ensure assessments are undertaken in line with the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and funded-Nursing Care and submitted to the CCG within the service's key performance indicators
  • Complete all review assessments in line with the service's key performance indicators
  • Work closely with acute hospitals to support discharge to assess pathways
  • Accurately input information onto departmental databases and tools used in Continuing Healthcare adhering to NMC standards for record keeping
  • Assist and support individuals and representatives in relation to the Continuing Healthcare process
  • Commission appropriate packages of care for individuals eligible for CHC or other NHS funded care, in line with the Commissioning Policy.
  • Case management and ongoing review of individuals eligible for CHC or other NHS funded care in accordance with the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and NHS-Funded Nursing Care
  • Provide assurance regarding quality of individual packages of care by undertaking reviews as required and reporting quality/safeguarding concerns through the agreed reporting route in a timely manner;
  • Undertake urgent reviews of individuals where quality and safety concerns have been identified.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff \recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent level of experience in healthcare
  • Evidence of professional development NMC registration - RGN


  • Relevant post basic academic/professional
  • Two years post registration qualified

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Excellent knowledge around NHS Framework for Continuing Healthcare
  • Demonstrable relative experience and knowledge of current key policies and priorities.
  • Understanding of service provision for the client group.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the current NHS reforms.
  • Understanding of relevant, current NHS and social care market mechanisms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication information


  • Understanding of the commissioning agenda including its scope, structure, methods of operation, processes and interrelationships



  • Experience of Continuing Healthcare.
  • Experience of Commissioning
  • Experience of the wider sector and aware of the current priorities
  • Wide experience of cross-sector partnership
  • Experience of working with service users and carers.
  • Implementation of national policy.


  • Experience of research and development.

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