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Senior Nurse Practitioner - Community Integrated Response Team

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
An opportunity has arisen to join our urgent community response (UCR) OR Frailty Virtual Ward team, a part of the Community Integrated Response Team. This role will work across the UCR and Frailty Virtual Ward as required.

We are looking for experienced nurse candidates with strong clinical skills and experience and who are patient and team focused. The successful candidates will demonstrate that they are willing to support innovation, and are committed to service improvement in an extremely interesting, and challenging environment.

You will be working as part of a highly supportive and motivated service.

*** Previous applicants for this post, will not be considered***

Main duties of the job

The services provide care for acutely unwell patients in their own home (inclusive of residential and nursing homes), aiming to avoid unplanned admissions to hospital supporting earlier discharges from hospital and in line with the National Guidance for 2 hr Urgent Community Response guidelines.

The multi-skilled team of therapists, nurses, social care and health care assistants provide urgent assessments, care and treatment for people living in Wirral. People are assessed within two hours and personalised support is in place within two days (usually 24 hours).

The team can also provide urgent assessments within two hours for patients who experience any of the following:
  • Fall (in or outside of their home or place of residence)
  • Reduced mobility
  • Confusion / delirium
  • Worsening of dementia
  • Urgent catheter care
  • Diabetes deterioration
  • Urgent social crisis
  • Palliative patient in crisis
  • Urgent equipment requests

About us

We employ over 2000 staff acrossCheshire and Merseyside, including community and specialist nurses, therapists, health visitors, school nurses, IT and business intelligence specialists, HR advisors and safeguarding experts.

Our services acrossWirralinclude community nursing, sexual health, community cardiology, walk-in centres, speech and language, teletriage, community dental and end of life care. InCheshire Eastwe deliver the 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service which includes health visiting, infant feeding and school nurses.InKnowsleywe deliver our 0-25 Health and Wellbeing Service, which includes Health Visiting, Infant Feeding, School Nursing and the Enhancing Families Programme. InSt Helensis our 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Service for local children, young people and families across St Helens.

Whether you're about to graduate or complete your training, thinking about returning to practice or you are looking for a change, come and talk to us about the jobs we have on offer.

If you share our passion for delivering the best quality care for the people of Cheshire and Merseyside, then we look forward to welcoming you to Team WCHC.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will use established pathways and processes to provide a wide range of nursing, therapy and social care assessments to patients who may potentially be at risk of a hospital admission.

The successful candidate will also work with other clinicians including Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and social workers, whom are all co-located within the team.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds including emergency nurses, primary care and acute medicine as well as nurses from community backgrounds who have experience in working within Integrated Services.

Person Specification

Qualifications and professional training


  • First Level Nurse with current registration with NMC
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Post Graduate qualification in rapid response/community nursing/emergency department/acute medical or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of recent Professional Development
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification or equivalent


  • Non-medical Prescribing (V300)

Experience & Knowledge


  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • To have an up to date working knowledge of acute, chronic and terminal illness, wound management, care of the elderly and Palliative care.
  • An understanding of the Primary and Secondary Care Interface
  • Knowledge of equality and diversity issues
  • To be knowledgeable in and to comply with the codes of professional conduct of the NMC and ensure individual practice adheres to policies and procedures of Wirral Community NHS Trust at all times
  • Experience of autonomous clinical decision making
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance

Skills & Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work efficiently and autonomously
  • Evidence of working both within a team and unsupervised
  • Clinically competent and confident within an adult setting

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a professional manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team, showing initiative and exercising tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds
  • Flexibility to work at other sites as required
  • Access to a car for business purposes
  • Ability to work autonomously, unsupervised

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


St Catherine's Health Centre

Derby Road


CH42 0LQ

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