Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse - Aspen Wood LSU Hospital

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for qualified learning disability/mental health nurses who can deliver care, compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care services within a secure forensic environment.

The division is responsible for specialised secure mental health services, in low, medium and high secure settings for service users with a primary classification of mental illness, and personality disorders. Working across the division as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and treatment to a complex group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a specialist forensic environment.

From the 1st November 2021 a Recruitment & Retention premia has been introduced to attract and retain qualified nurses within the Secure Care Division and further support our Grow Our Own Strategy.

For our registered Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses across our medium secure services at Aspen Wood, this will be a premia of £1200pa

In addition, we are offering a golden handshake of £1500 on completion of induction *

(*terms and conditions apply)

Main duties of the job

Aspen Wood will provide specialist Learning Disability & Mental Health services at our Maghull Health Park site. The hospital is due to open in 2023 and is a state of the art 40 bed hospital which provides care & treatment to men and women. Whilst relational security & the capacity to work in an individualized and therapeutic way are central to the treatment offer, we are supported with the use of therapeutic technology for the benefit of service users & staff

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

If there are staff internal to the division interested in working at our low secure hospitals, they are advised to contact their line manager to explore this via the process of divisional mobilisation and service needs.

Interviews will take place on 15th February 2023. There is an option for people to join virtually for those unable to attend in person. Please contact Amy Harvey, Nursing and Clinical Improvement Lead,

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse, registered on the NMC register.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Teaching &assessing / mentorship qualification
  • Educational development courses in mental health
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge, understanding and use of the Care Programme Approach (CPA). Promotes people's equality, diversity and rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge of Service Governance
  • Commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of therapeutic boundaries
  • Supervising others
  • Post qualification experience in the mental health field
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to carry out Personal Safety Training
  • Good presentation skills
  • Has led on initiatives to improve practice

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