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Staff Nurse - (Secure & SPLD Division)

Band 5

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-SELD2407848-A-J
Site
Various across the Secure Division
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
19/04/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, 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.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have 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”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job overview

We are looking for qualified Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nurses who can demonstrate compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care services within a Secure/Forensic Environment.  We will also consider Learning Disability Nurses.   Applications are currently invited from those who are anticipating NMC registration by September  2021.

Our Secure 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 treatment to a challenging group of service users. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain invaluable experience in forensic environments.

Main duties of the job

Ashworth - High Secure Hospital:

Ashworth Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the country providing services for patients who require treatment and care in conditions of high security. Patients remain in the high secure service until they are safe and well enough to move to a medium secure or other unit. 

Rowan View:

Specialist Learning Disability and Mental Health services. 123 beds over eight wards: Female Learning , Male Learning Disability, Female Mental Illness, Male Mental Illness. Use of therapeutic technology for the benefit of patients and staff including virtual reality and avatar therapy

Rathbone - Low Secure Hospital:

Our Low Secure Unit on the Rathbone Hospital site in the Old Swan area of Liverpool provides mental health rehabilitation for men with severe and enduring mental health problems who are preparing to return to life in the community. 

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, 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 ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Shortlisting is planned for:

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Purpose:

General:             

The role of the nurse in the Secure Division is to treat service users with known dangerous, criminal or violent propensities.

Purpose:             

Assess the individual total care needs of patients in order to provide a high standard of nursing care in secure environments. Review and assess the effectiveness of individual care plans and implement revised care plans whilst working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. To supervise the work of Nursing Assistants as required during each shift. To ensure that standards of clinical practice are maintained (in their own work and in the work of anyone they are required to clinically supervise) To provide support to the patient grouping in order to ensure that views, values, rights and welfare are protected. To ensure that patient spiritual beliefs and diversity of opinion is respected and accommodated within the day-to-day operation of the ward. To operate in a role that is primarily therapeutic in nature developing effective relationships with patients.

Person specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Nurse on the NMC register or due to qualify
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching & assessing / mentorship qualification
  • Educational development courses in mental health

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Use of CPA (ECC)
  • NMC code of conduct
  • Promotes people’s equality, diversity and rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act legislation
  • Knowledge of Service Governance
  • Commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of therapeutic boundaries
  • Knowledge ands understanding of the Care Programme Approach (formerly ECC)
Desirable criteria
  • post qualification experience in the mental health field
  • Supervising others

Values

Essential criteria
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to supervise and train junior staff
  • Able to prioritise workload (self and others) and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, uses own initiative and will make decisions
  • Good time management and effective delegation skills
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to working with people with severe mental health problems
  • Ability to complete control and restraint training
Desirable criteria
  • Good presentation skills
  • Has led on initiatives to improve practice
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Eve Mousley
Job title
Senior Clinical Nurse
Email address
eve.mousley@merseycare.nhs.uk
Additional information

For enquiries please contact:

Mental Health Candidates:  Eve Mousley  - Eve.mousley@merseycare.nhs.uk

Learning Disability Candidates: Nicola McNulty - Nicola.Mcnulty@merseycare.nhs.uk