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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Non Medical Prescriber

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**for anyone who needs to relocate in order to take up employment with CWP. T& Cs apply - see attached document. If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you.

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated NMP, committed to providing high quality care for children and young people with mental health needs? If so, this could be an exciting opportunity for you to join our Cheshire Children and Young People Mental Health Service. This post will support our East 0-18 CYPMH Team in Macclesfield, who are passionate and dedicated to delivering high quality and person-centred care to our children, young people and their families.

We are looking for an experienced and competent nurse with experience of Non-Medical Prescribing in mental health, who can work in partnership with their team and with the young people and families in their care, to develop effective working and caring relationships.

Main duties of the job

The role involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing assessment and treatment pathways for those children who are referred to CYPMHS, with a moderate to severe mental health problem. In addition to prescribing for a case load of Children and Young People up to 18 years of age.

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.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

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 you have a disability that 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 inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

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.

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 soon.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) Qualification
  • Nurse Prescribing Qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing training and development


  • Post-graduate training in Mental Health
  • Management certificate/qualification
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) or equivalent

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Understanding of issues relating to medication management, recognition of influences of local and national guidance
  • Understanding of interventions for mental health and models of good practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance in relation to service delivery
  • Effective written and oral communication and liaison skills
  • Effective organisation and management skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of the framework in which NHS and Social Services operate
  • Presentation skills/ability to deliver training
  • Understanding of performance management and ability to develop monitoring systems



  • Experience of clinical work within Mental Health
  • Substantial experience at Band 6 or above
  • Working on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Staff management and supervision


  • Some experience of working as a nurse prescriber
  • Organisation and delivery of education and training
  • Experience of clinical work within Older Adults

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Elm House

Lea Bank Cl


SK11 8HE

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373-CYP1118-B RR

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