Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Nether Alderley, Nr Macclesfield
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Band 6 Clinical Lead Nurse to join the team on Alderley Unit . You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care in a secure setting. You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team with a range of expertise, and have an ethos of collaborative working between individual service users, carers, and other stakeholders.

Service Overview: The Alderley Unit, is a 10 bedded low secure Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disability ward. The unit has a team who provide professional support to patients . The Ward Manager over-sees the unit, supported by clinical leads.

An onsite therapy team consisting of Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Assistant Practitioners and Speech and Language Therapy, work alongside unit staff to ensure a person-centred approach to treatment and rehabilitation.

A Consultant Psychiatrist is based on site who is responsible for co-ordinating the medical treatment and care of all patients, and is supported by a Specialist Registrar and medical staff.

Location: Alderley unit is located within Cheshire, in a rural setting, 9 miles from Macclesfield and 2.5 miles from Alderley Edge. The nearest main line railway station is in Alderley Edge. Travelling by car, the A535 road runs past the main entrance to the unit.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a supportive and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team, working on a rotational shift basis, working 12 hour shifts including day and night shifts and weekends. The post offers the successful applicant the exciting opportunity to join this team in providing the highest quality of care for our service users. We have an excellent training programme.

The individual must be able to demonstrate an understanding and application of the 6 C's in practice, these being Care; Compassion; Competence; Communication; Courage and Commitment.

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

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.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

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 and Expertise 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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