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Mental Health Staff Nurse for Specialist Mental Health Bed Based

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Mental Health Nurse or are just about to qualify and are looking for a fresh or new opportunity? We may have just the role for you. We have permanent/full/part time opportunities for Staff Nurses within our Bed-based services for both adults and older people at Bowmere Hospital, Chester.

We offer wards that cater for acute admissions, assessment and treatment of dementia care, psychiatric intensive care and rehabilitation inpatient services. You would be required to work on a rotational shift basis, which includes days and nights.

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team and have an ethos of collaborative working between individual service users, carers and other stakeholders.

We are proud of being caring, competent and compassionate, with patients at the heart of what we do. We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, well-being and independence of the people within our locality.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached information regarding Bowmere Hospital's acute mental health inpatient, psychiatric intensive care and rehabilitation unit.

You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care. You are able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for mental health nursing, as well as a desire for on-going professional development. You will receive excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision and appraisal. We offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

At CWP we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we therefore have regular engagement events to support our teams and to share ideas across disciplines and teams.

Bowmere has the following wards:

Beech & Juniper- acute admissions ward

Cherry - organic admissions ward

Willow - PICU

Maple - Male high dependency rehabilitation ward

Rosewood - Male and female high dependency rehabilitation ward.

We also run the ECT department for all CWP inpatients and outpatients.

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 a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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.

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. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
  • First level nurse
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Excellent communicator verbally and in terms of written work.
  • Well developed research based knowledge and practical nursing skills.
  • An understanding of basic management principles is essential as the post will involve taking charge of the service occasionally.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • A positive approach towards use of information technology.
Experience Essential
  • 1st level mental health trained nurse, with a up to date knowledge of current mental health legislation
  • Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability
Desirable
  • Experience of carrying out clinical supervision


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

373-SMH1454-ROLL
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