Staff Nurse - East

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Macclesfield, Alderley Edge
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting times- CWP are recruiting Band 5 nurses for Acute Care, Dementia services and Secure services. We have lots of career opportunities and we are situated in the heart of Cheshire with good transport to Manchester and the Peak District. We would be happy to show you round our wards and introduce you to our teams. We are looking for enthusiastic Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurses, with experience and newly qualified to offer preceptorship, to expand our existing teams.

If you relish a challenge, are caring and compassionate and have a passion to help others, then we need people who share our values and vision to join inpatient services as Staff Nurses.

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) are looking to develop and strengthen our existing teams in the Macclesfield and Nether Alderley area.

Our services consist of the following specialist inpatient areas:
  • Mulberry Ward- A 26 bed acute admissions ward (Macclesfield)
  • Silk Ward- A 15 bed specialist Dementia ward (Macclesfield)
  • Alderley Unit- A male Low Secure Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Ward (Nether Alderley)
  • Saddlebridge Recovery Centre- A male 15 bed Low Secure Mental Health Ward (Nether Alderley)

Main duties of the job

You will be able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for mental health or learning disability 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 also offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

The ward offers a 24-hour service; therefore, the successful candidates must be able to work a full range of 12-hour shifts including night shifts and weekends.

We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Competitive salary based upon an incremental pay progression scheme.
  • Annual leave based upon length of NHS service. On commencement of service 35 days, after 5 years 37 days and after 10 years 41 days all are pro rata and inclusive of public holidays.
  • An excellent NHS pension scheme.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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 Experience Essential
  • 1 st 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
  • Experience of carrying out clinical supervision
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
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN / RNLD
  • First level nurse

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