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Unit Coordinator

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in Mid Mersey. as a band 6 night co-ordinator

We are recruiting to 6 new posts, which will cover the Boroughs of St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Warrington, though there is a expectation to support the Mental Health Division when service needs dictates.

You will support the Mental Health Care Division in ensuring inpatient areas are managed safely and effectively over a 24-hour period. Ensuring the delivery of high standard of care to Service Users, providing support, supervision and education for colleagues, other professionals and students.

You will support staff with managing acuity, capacity and flow, responding to emergency situations and liaising with other teams & services such as the Acute Trusts to ensure care is managed proactively.

Short listing planned for 25th Sep 2023

Interviews planned for 2nd Oct 2023

Main duties of the job

To support Services in providing clinical advice, expertise and leadership to all Ward Staff across Mid Mersey.

To liaise appropriately with family members, carers and significant others with regards to the assessment of Service Users. To refer to the Modern Matron as necessary.

To direct and supervise ward staff, in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to Service Users.

To use verbal and non-verbal communication skills gained through training and experience to impart sensitive information e.g. diagnosis or symptoms to Service Users and their families. To offer support to other staff to do this.

To support the divisional managers / bronze on call in ensuring that the wards resources are managed appropriately to maximise care and efficient work patterns.

To liaise with other professionals offering a service within the wards and wider teams such as Accident and Emergency departments to ensure a high quality of service delivery, including escalation and communications with Bronze on call as required.

To ensure that all incidents or near misses are documented as per Trust policy and that any follow-up action is taken.

To ensure the safe administration of medication to Service Users, ensuring that the Nursing and Midwifery Council regulations are followed.

This role will be will be nights shifts, and there is a expectation that you will be flexible and able to mobilise at short notice across the division to support others areas to provide support and expertise

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description is attached to this advert therefore please open this document for further information.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.


  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development



  • Relevant experience at band 5 or above.
  • Evidence of experience of working with people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.


  • Proven experience of leadership and management



  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Nursing interventions.
  • Knowledge of clinical risk and Health & Safety Management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurses' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.


  • Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit. Computer literate.
  • Clinical Leadership skills.

Personal Attributes


  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward area.
  • On going post-registration development.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Peasley Cross Hospital

Marshalls Cross Road

St Helens


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