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Staff Nurse - Learning Disability

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Registered Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse or due to qualify this year?

Are you motivated for a New Challenge?

Are you interested in Career Development opportunities?

Then we invite you to apply to work in our short stay unit for Adults with learning disabilities at Crook Lane in Winsford.

We have a Band 5 registered nurse vacancy for Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse and full preceptorship will be given to those who are newly-qualified.

You will be working with adults with a learning disability as part of an enthusiastic and committed team. Admissions are short term for people with learning disability and complex needs.

As a key member of our short break service, you will develop person-centred plans and work closely with other members of the team to help individuals reach their potential.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are committed to career development and the development of evidence-based practice through research and actively encourage and support staff in these areas. There is also opportunity for further training and development as part of career development.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a Team, where person centred care is at the forefront of everything that we do. As a Staff Nurse you will be required to take charge of the shift and offer supervision sessions to the Clinical Support Workers.

You must be able to show care and compassion at all times whilst delivering an excellent service to each individual who uses our service. You must be able to maintain accurate and up to date records for all individuals in line with Trust Policy and National Legislation and Guidance.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to excel within their nursing role and we offer a number of development opportunities both internally through our education department and externally through a range of colleges and universities we are associated with.

The ideal candidate must have strong and positive values, be enthusiastic, have good communication skills and able to build effective working relationships within the team.

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 have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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 aValues 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.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Experience Essential
  • Had experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability, within a respite setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs I.E. Challenging behaviour, epilepsy, mental health problems, continuing health care
  • Positive attitude to people with L.D
  • Awareness of current issues
  • Awareness of relevant legislation
  • Appreciation of governance
  • Participation in service developments
  • Experience in quality initiatives
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Ability to asses/Plan/Evaluate care to clients and carers
  • Ability to direct and manage the work of others within the identified team
  • Support clients in crisis
  • Excellent record keeping
  • Ability to chair a meetings and lead a team E.G. CPA
  • Deliver training to other professionals and services
  • Special interests related to current service developments
Qualifications Essential
  • First level nurse (having completed a period of preceptorship)
  • Specific courses related to L.D
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing training

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