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Modern Matron

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Mental Health Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division, HMP Liverpool.
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
26/02/2020 23:59

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.

This post is advertised for the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division, the successful post holder will be based within HMP Liverpool however may be required to work across other areas of the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability division.

Applicants will be expected to provide clinical and managerial leadership, leading a team of managers, nursing staff, and other clinical staff in providing total care within the clinical environment..

Applicants will be expected to work effectively with partners including those within the prison service in the delivery of care and work as part of a multidisciplinary team, influencing and shaping evidence based clinical practice and to taking a lead role in the implementation and support of change.

This post is a key clinical management role that will drive the clinical agenda for patients in our care. The role requires the post holder to manage resources and information through delegated responsibility from the Clinical Services Managers; addressing and improving the physical and mental health care needs of patients, delivering key initiatives on reducing restrictive practice, have up to date knowledge and skills in these areas and care pathway initiatives are imperative.

The role is a key clinical role within the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division. You will take a lead in the care delivery and operational management issues for all clinical areas; ensuring a consistent approach to total patient care, through the maintenance of standards and the performance monitoring and management of all clinical, operational, complaints, staffing and human resource issues in the delivery of comprehensive, high quality and patient-centered care.  You will possess strong leadership skills with an ability to engage, motivate, influence and lead multidisciplinary teams. You will have good inter-personal skills, be a creative thinker, lead by example and have the ability to deal with complex cases.

You will ensure that robust arrangements are in place to manage clinical and non-clinical risk within the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division and be work alongside the Clinical Services Managers in delivering the Trust’s performance management agenda. You will respect equality and diversity across all areas of working practice and challenge stigma associated with mental health and learning difficulties, ensuring that patients are at the centre of the care we provide. You will be a fundamental part of the  Senior Leadership Team, supporting the development, design, planning, implementation and review of financial, strategic, business and workforce plans.

The Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division continuously seeks to improve service provision to patients in our care, encourages strong staff commitment and active engagement with stakeholders. The Modern Matron will work with the Clinical Services Managers in the development of Divisional service improvement plans.


Short Listing 27th Feb 2020

Interview 2nd March 2020 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Jonathan Drew


Service Manager

Mental Health Services

HMP Liverpool

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust / Better Health Liverpool 


T: 0151 530 4152

MOB: 07827254793

E: John.drew@merseycare.nhs.uk

E: John.drew1@nhs.net