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Senior Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Are you an experienced Learning Disability Nurse?

Are you interested in joining a supportive team which will provide opportunities for you to progress and develop your career?

We have an opportunity for a Senior Practitioner band 6 nurse to join the Greenways Assessment and Treatment Unit team.

Greenways supports Adults with Learning Disabilities and complex needs with short term admissions for people requiring a period of intensive assessment and treatment away from home.

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team who work closely with other community services in providing a holistic approach to care utilising the 6 Cs in practice, these being Care Compassion Competence Communication Courage and Commitment, and support the development of person centred care plans.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading in the development of complex care plans for service users and the nursing team in the delivery of care. You will be required to work within a multi professional framework and to support the Clinical Lead and Unit Manager with a variety of tasks, including supervisions for allocated members of the team.

The post holder will need to ensure that the service is based on an ethos of collaborative working between individual service users, carers and all other key stakeholders.

Post registration experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and/or working within an assessment and treatment unit is essential.

Greenways is based in beautiful Macclesfield, Cheshire. If you feel this role is for you we look forward to receiving your application.

Greenways is an inpatient service, therefore working hours are across the 24/7 spectrum on a shift system. For further information regarding this or anything else, please contact the Unit Manager, Marie Joyce.

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

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.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Silver' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse
  • RNLD or RNMH
  • First level Degree
  • Post registration qualification in: challenging behaviour, Autism, Mental Health, Mentor qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Awareness of current issues
  • Awareness of relevant legislation (Valuing People Mental Health Act etc) Winterbourne
  • Appreciation of governance
  • Participation in service developments
  • Education and Training
  • Quality and service improvement initiatives



  • Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability, within an Assessment and Treatment/Respite setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs i.e. challenging behaviour, epilepsy, mental health problems, continuing health care

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Greenways Assessment and Treatment Unit

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