Clinical Lead

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Lead, to join the team at Saddlebridge Recovery Centre. This is a great career development opportunity and we encourage applications from candidates who are motivated and driven to lead the ward forward. You will be working alongside an established and extensive multi-disciplinary team. You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care in a secure setting. The successful candidate will join a team who strive to make a difference in the assessment and treatment of patients. 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. In return, not only does CWP offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme, 35 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays which rises to 37 days after 5 years and 41 days after 10 years. CWP also offer a competitive salary based upon Agenda for Change which is part of the incremental pay progression.

Main duties of the job

There are regular opportunities for career progression throughout the organisation. 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. We are looking for a motivated nurse to join our team. You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care. You will be 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 also offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways.

Service Overview: Saddlebridge Recovery Centre is a 15 bed Low Secure Unit for males who have Mental Health difficulties and require enhanced levels of security.

All patients at Saddlebridge Recovery Centre are detained under the Mental Health Act. The unit provides facilities for the assessment and treatment of patients and rehabilitation leading to their recovery.

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 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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