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Senior Clinical Nurse

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

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exiting opportunity has arisen within the Mental Health Care Division as we are looking to recruit a team of three Senior Clinical Nurse's within the Inpatient Service Line. The successful candidate's will provide senior clinical leadership and advice across the Inpatient Capacity and Flow portfolio of services. The post holder will report to the Head of Nursing and will work alongside service line Matrons and Clinical Service Managers in delivering safe and effective high quality inpatient care and innovative evidenced based practises.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder's will evaluate existing nursing practice through audit and evaluation of expected practice standards. They will embrace a culture of continuous learning and service development utilising Patient Safety Incident Response Framework techniques and analysis of key safety indicators. They will highly value the experience of our service users, carers and workforce to inform and drive service improvement initiatives embracing a quality culture through strong clinical leadership. The post holder's will support the Head of Nursing with the implementation delivery and commitment to the service line patient experience strategy. They will be innovative in their thinking with a passion for clinical excellence both influencing and co producing strategies that address identified areas for improvement. They will support the Head of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing in shaping and developing relevant policy and procedure and will assist the ongoing review and development of inpatient clinical pathways in keeping with National Standards and Evidenced based interventions for service users across the Division.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for the full detailed job description and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration e.g. Registered Nurse Mental Health/Learning Disability
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge of operating at a degree level for a substantial period of time
  • Significant experience in clinical practice at a senior level
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development
  • Ability to evidence the required core competencies at senior management level
  • Educated to masters degree level or equivalent experience



  • Experience of leading flu campaign
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
  • Will have experience of promoting clinical effectiveness & standards
  • Will also be able to demonstrate training and teaching expertise in applied settings
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and critical judgement
  • Will require an in-depth knowledge of clinical care with evidence of post-registration development activity



  • 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



  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement
  • Be able to work autonomously in a self-motivating style
  • Will possess excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Will have the ability to reflect on experience & generate a learning culture
  • Ability to undertake research and record of scholarship
  • Ability to undertake research and record of scholarship
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and will be a recognisable role model for staff and patients
  • Articulate and effective communicator

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Mental Health Care Division


L34 1PJ

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