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Staff Nurse (Secure/SPLD Division)

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-Rowan View Event - SN
Secure Division
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

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.

Applications are currently invited from those whom are already qualified registered mental health nurses and registered learning disability nurses with an active NMC registration and also those who are currently within their 2nd and 3rd year of study.

Continuous Improvement is one of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s four values and our aim is to deliver care that makes a positive difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers.

We are looking for qualified Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses 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 and learning disability 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 & Specialist Learning Disability Division as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and treatment to a challenging group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in forensic environments.

Along with your RMN qualification, you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm in your attitude, commitment and behaviour towards our service users using effective communication skills and the ability to thrive in a stimulating environment, performing well under pressure. Experience would be preferable but we also welcome applications from newly qualified nurses.

We offer excellent terms and conditions including flexible working, structured pay progression, access to occupational health and staff support services and a genuine commitment to supporting staff to achieve their full potential through training and development. Staff will receive funding to pursue opportunities- from leadership development programmes to modules which allow accumulation of credits to gain awards, certificates and diplomas, to university courses and modules. All newly qualified nurses will be supported through a 12month preceptorship programme to support you in your early career and development.

Apply now to be guaranteed an interview and assessment at our recruitment day on the 03rd March 2020.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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


0151 472 7557