Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Band 6 Clinical Lead to join our established team on a permanent basis in our modern Dementia Assessment Unit in Macclesfield.

Silk ward provides specialist inpatient assessment and treatment for people with dementia. It is a 15-bed mixed gender unit and includes a sensory garden space with raised beds. The bedrooms have digital photo frames to make the surroundings more homely and dementia friendly. There is also space for occupational therapy activities such as creative writing and reminiscence artwork.

Silk Ward :: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered nurse with a passion for dementia care, development of services and systems, and knowledge of supervision and audit processes. The ideal applicant will also have a good understanding of the leadership style required to be part of a ward leadership team to support the Ward Manager in delivering a high quality mental health service.

The role will involve working within set objectives which reflect the direction of the service and the Trust, providing clinical leadership within the ward team to promote a high standard of patient care, and providing management support, deputising for the Ward Manager in their absence.

1. Source of expertise for clinical practice for the care team. Able to demonstrate, through personal skills and achievement, a high level of patient care, using processes such as role modelling and supervision.

2. To undertake audit of evidence based interventions to ensure continued best practice.

3. Engage with MDT to ensure holistic patient centred care planning.

4. Able to assess, evaluate and advise staff on care planning and discharge planning.

5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the identification and management of risk.

6. Develop ways to improve efficiency and patient care.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • NMC Registered Nurse RMN or RNLD
  • Evidence of Continued Professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • High level of clinical expertise
  • Understanding and appreciation of national policy and health/social care issues
  • Clear understanding of social inclusion/equality/diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organisational boundaries.
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity within the healthcare setting.
  • Awareness of current mental health issues, debates and practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of physical health needs
  • A willingness to undertake further training.
  • Knowledge of the MHA and MCA
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Supervision experience
  • Working with service users with severe mental health problems utilising user/carer involvement.
  • Secure services experience

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