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Care Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Band 5 nurses to work within our district nursing teams, to cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model, with vacancies available across the city. The service is undergoing significant developments as part of our plan to deliver integrated community care for patients on a neighbourhood footprint across Sefton Place (Southport & Formby and South Sefton)

Working to the Mersey Care values, you will have excellent empathy, communication skills and a person centred approach. You will be keen to continue learning and develop the competencies needed to give evidence based care to your patients in their own home. Clinical decision making skills and a problem solving approach is an essential component of this role. You will be a good team player who can also work autonomously on your own, escalating and reporting back appropriately. Applicants can be placed anywhere in the SPB locality.

The service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model.

You will also have the opportunity to be mentored and full support will be given to develop and enhance your skills.

Main duties of the job

As a result of the post-holder being effective in their role, The Trust would expect to see the following outcomes for the Trust, service users and the wider community:1. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as a leading provider of community services, mental health care, physical health, addiction services and learning disability care.2. Service users receiving a high quality service and one which is free from stigma, discrimination and harm.3. Staff engaged with the delivery, innovation and continuous improvement of services to benefit service users.4. Visible and responsive leadership, setting the standard for others and role-modelled throughout the division for all managers5. The Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support will be embedded across the division for all staff and evident to service users

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

All post holders will agree to:-Commit to the vision of supporting Mersey Care in becoming a leading organisation in the provision of community services, mental health care, addiction services and learning disability care, and in doing so fully utilise their skills and experience to support the objectives of the Trust.-Role model the values of the Trust Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support in all activities and interactions with employees, service users and other stakeholders-Challenge the stigma associated with mental health and learning difficulties.-Comply with the Duty of Candour, defined by Francis as: 'The volunteering of all relevant information to persons who have or may have been harmed by the provision of services, whether or not the information has been requested and whether or not a complaint or a report about that provision has been made.-Work across professional and organisational boundaries to improve services for all.-Maintain their specific knowledge base and develop new skills.-Value the contribution of the patient / service user voice.-Operate within any organisational codes of practice or those from a relevant professionalbody.-Respect equality and diversity across all areas of working practice and communications withstaff, service users and other stakeholders.-Take responsibility for the accurate and timely collection and recording of data and ensuring all personally identifiable information is protected and used only for the purposes for which it was intended.-Comply with all health and safety legislation and local policies and procedures.-Adhere to all organisational policies.-Have knowledge and understanding of technology in the workplace which is sufficient to maintain their efficiency and also how technology can empower service users in a digital environment-Comply with the NHS Constitution in relation to the staff responsibilities that it sets out for NHS employees.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner


  • Mentor/teaching qualification or equivalent or equivalent work based experience



  • Evidence of clinical experience in relevant field.


  • Clinical supervision experience



  • Awareness of Clinical Governance, patient group directions and associated policies
  • Understanding of audit process
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • IT Literate
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries


  • Understanding of local and national quality initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Sefton Place Area - Southport & Formby and South Sefton

Sefton Place Area


L7 9NJ

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