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Nursing Assistant (Secure/SPLD Division)

Band 3

Main area
Forensic Mental Health
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time and Part Time hours available
Job ref
350-RowanView Event - NA
Site
Secure Division
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£18,813 - £20,795 pro rata per annum
Closing
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
03/03/2020

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Apply to work in our new state of the art hospital

The trust is building a high quality regional medium secure unit on our Maghull Health Park. This exciting development is called Rowan View and represents our strong ambition for a new centre of excellence in forensic care:

  • Specialist Learning Disability and Mental Health services
  • 123 beds over eight wards: Female Learning Disability (Delamere Ward); Male Learning Disability (Astley and Birkdale Wards); Female Mental Illness (Eden); Male Mental Illness (Thornton, Rivington, Vale and Marbury Wards)
  • An environment that will promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
  • A social hub incorporating a café, therapy rooms, multi faith room, sports hall, gymnasium, music rooms, skills for life room, IT suite, bank and a physical health suite
  • Use of therapeutic technology for the benefit of patients and staff including virtual reality and avatar therapy

Rowan View represents a step change in care for service users, preparing them for life afterwards. It will deliver innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disabilities.

We are looking for experienced nursing assistants who can demonstrate compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care services within a Secure/Forensic Environment.

Our Secure & Specialist Learning Disability 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 Secure Division as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and support to a challenging group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in forensic environments.

Along with some experience of dealing with patients with mental health conditions, we ask that you are flexible in your approach to work, eager to learn, have an open attitude to change and want to make a real difference to our patients in challenging secure environments.

We would welcome and consider applications for part-time working and also for working shifts during normal working hours (ie: 9-5)

If successful in this post, you will be required as a condition of your employment to satisfactorily complete the new national Care Certificate training and assessment programme within a 12 week period of time.

Some of these posts are for male applicants only and have been identified as exempt under the Equality Act 2010 due to the nature of personal care/security requirements and to also reflect the workforce plan regarding gender ratios.

 

Interview and Assessment day - 03rd March 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Thomason

Recruitmentteam@merseycare.nhs.uk

0151 472 7557