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Community Mental Health Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Road
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are a dynamic team, working with an interesting client group, where there's an opportunity to significantly impact on an individuals well-being and functioning and long-term clinical outcomes. Two vacancies have arisen for full time Band 6 Mental Health Nurses within Adult Mental Health Services, based in Chester; covering Chester and the surrounding areas such as Frodsham, Taporley and Malpas.

We are looking for highly skilled and competent practitioners, who are motivated and committed to delivering quality and evidence based care. Applicants should have post registration clinical experience of a minimum of 2 years; preferably working in a community setting, and be able to demonstrate the appropriate clinical and interpersonal skills required to be motivated and trusted colleague.

Main duties of the job

This is a great time to be joining the team, as you will be part of developing our response to the CWP Community Mental Health Transformation programme.

The successful candidates will be expected to collaboratively plan an individuals care needs and assess risk factors and implement interventions that improve outcomes for the individual and their families. You will be offered a thorough induction period, including shadowing established team members and regular supervision. The appointed applicants should be willing to engage in continuing professional development opportunities.

Excellent communication, report writing and assessment skills are essential for this post. We are looking for highly skilled and competent practitioners, who are motivated and committed to delivering quality and evidence based care and willing to develop and initiate recovery focused groups. Applicants should have sound working knowledge of the current spectrum of mental health disorders and the Mental Health Act.

You will be offered a thorough induction period to orient you to team processes and service delivery. Access to transport for work purposes is essential.

Please see job description for more details.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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 a full copy.

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

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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 aValues 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.

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. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

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

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN / OT/ SW
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Knowledge and expertise of working with older adults with mental health needs
Experience Essential
  • 2 years experience within a community mental health setting

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