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Staff Nurse - Continuing Care

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic team leaders to join the Continuing Care Team.

The team provides bespoke specialist support for children/young people with complex health issues/ disabilities aged 1 - 19 years. Care delivery is provided in the family homes/ community.

As a Team Leader you will be involved in the clinical supervision and ongoing support of our team of Senior Health Care Assistants. The role will involve cascading training for team members. Successful applicants will receive additional clinical training to support their skill development. You will also be involved in planning, implementation and evaluating care in collaboration with parents, carers, and multi-agency partners.

The role of team leader within the continuing care service affords the successful applicant the opportunity to develop both clinical, supervisory and communication skills in a community environment. This can be a very challenging, yet extremely rewarding role. You must have a genuine interest in the welfare of children, a common-sense approach and display good interpersonal skills.

The necessary qualifications for this post are:

RN Child (RSCN) or


Desirable attributes for this post are:

Experience of working with children

Experience of working in an acute care setting

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Price Complex Care Managers on 0151 482 7658

Main duties of the job

o Assessment planning and delivery of nursing care for a caseload of patients.o Supervise others and contribute to their education and development.o Assist in the day-to-day management of the Ward/Department and the achievement of objectives.

o To be part of the on-call rota supporting Clinical Support Workers out of hours.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Take responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the nursing care for a named caseload of patients, including their property and valuables. Assist in creating a therapeutic environment which meets the needs of patients, relatives and carers. Adhere to Wirral Hospital objectives, policies, protocols and guidelines. Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team. Contribute to promoting a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of care and implementation of change. Participate in audits. Continuously update own skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of clinical issues. In the absence of the Ward/Departmental Manager or their deputy, act as shift coordinator. Act as a preceptor, Practice Assessor/Supervisor and/or NVQ assessor to junior staff and students Supervise and lead a team of junior staff. Undertake appraisals of staff within the team. Contribute to meeting the agreed objectives for the Ward/Department. Be aware of and adhere to national, local and professional policies, protocols and guidelines. Ensure effective communication with Patients, families, peers promoting safe patient care and good patient experience. To be part of the on-call rota supporting Clinical Support Workers out of hours.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Specific Experience


  • NMC Registered RN Child or Learning Difficulties
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Teaching Experience: o Student nurse assessor/supervisor o Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff. o Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/ Clinical Skills
  • Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty
  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Personal Attributes


  • Self motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathetic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values: o Communicate formally on first contact o Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner. o Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate. o Value people's time and protect it as much as possible. o Make an environment friendly and safe for all o Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

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

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Clatterbridge Hospital


CH63 4JY

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