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Community Matron - Knowsley Long COVID Service

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join the Knowsley Long COVID Service, however flexibility to working across the Merseycare footprint. A multi-disciplinary team that provides input to residents across the Knowsley borough who are suffering the effects of long COVID.

As an autonomous practitioner the post holder will have responsibility for assessing, planning, managing and co-ordinating the care of people, with the symptoms of Long COVID within a defined caseload. The practitioner will provide comprehensive holistic care sensitive to the needs of the population using the services and will be a key member of a core MDT.

The post-holder must be educated to MSc degree level in Advanced Clinical Practice or have equivalent qualifications and experience to use advanced skills and expert knowledge to access the physical and psycho-social needs when there are complex and/or undifferentiated abnormalities, diseases, and disorders of a defined client group, instigating therapeutic treatments based on best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.

Shortlisting is planned for: 10th May 2024

Interviews are planned for: 17th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical leadership, professional role modelling, mentorship, supervision, education and clinical expertise as an independent and interdependent practitioner, developing and leading relationships within the service.

Duties of the role will include screening inbound referrals, interpreting medical results, assessing patients, making plans of intervention to aid recovery and reablement as far as is possible in conjunction with the patient and wider MDT, providing clinical support and supervision to the team.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for planning, reviewing and renegotiating programmes of care to promote health gains, maximise independence, recovery and reablement within a defined caseload in conjunction with the Long COVID Tier 3 service.
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about complex issues and/or in difficult situations.
  • Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to access the physical and psycho-social needs when there are complex and/or undifferentiated abnormalities, diseases and disorders of a defined client group, instigating therapeutic treatments based on best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.
  • To assist the Long COVID Tier 3 service to improve holistic assessment to our patients including assessment of both psychological, physical health and social care needs of patients.
  • To assist in improving access to health care within care home settings.
  • To assist with targeting health inequalities
  • Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To be flexible - Although the role is primarily based within the Knowsley Long COVID Service, the team may at times be required to support in other areas as far as is practicable.

Person Specification



  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or Clinical equivalent MSc qualification
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Advanced Non-Medical PrescribingClinical Skill
  • Up to date professional portfolio


  • Post graduate certificate in long term conditions
  • Masters level post graduate qualification in appropriate area



  • Demonstrate post registration experience at senior level
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with other disciplines / agencies
  • An understanding of systems in health and social care that are wider than immediate role
  • Experience of a mentoring / teaching role
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with the Trust's public health aims
  • Able to balance service and educational demands, good time management
  • Understanding the principles of governance, particularly in relation to their service area
  • Must have constructive, enquiring, flexible approach to others and to their work


  • Have evidence of leadership of some aspects of a service development
  • Knowledge of longterm conditions management and acute episode management
  • Sound understanding of the expectations of the Community Matron role particularly in terms of service outcomes



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented



  • Good computer literacy, including skills for using internal based communications and literature
  • Must have the self-confidence and negotiation skills to challenge traditional practice, and the persistence to address difficult enduring issues
  • Organisational skills to be able to plan proactively, manage and evaluate their own workload and learning, to negotiable learning opportunities, establish learning contracts
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Clinical and diagnostic skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills across the integrated nursing workforce

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Whiston PCRC primarly but flexible across the Merseycare footprint

Old Colliery Road


L35 6SX

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