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Caseload Holder

Band 6

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 6
Contract
6 X Permanent Posts, 2 x 6 month secondments
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-COM2738882-A
Site
Community Services
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/04/2021 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

6 x full time permanent posts, 2 x 6 month secondments - various locations across the City.

Exciting opportunities have arisen across Mersey Care Community Services Division within Sefton and Liverpool District Nursing Services. We are looking for dynamic, high skilled nurses with a passion for Community Nursing, who relish the opportunity to work within a truly progressive and established organisation driven towards an integrated model of healthcare.

Shortlisting is planned for 19th April 2021

Interviews are planned for 27th April 2021

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload.
  • Responsible for workload planning and delegation of work to other team members, taking into account competence levels.
  • Undertake holistic assessments of need for the patient and family, which may be highly complex, using the appropriate model of care and evidence based practice.
  • Work in partnership with other professionals to enable patients/clients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding hospital admission.
  • Provide advice to patients, clients and carers on a wide range of health issues to include health promotion, life style advice and health care.
  • Ensure that the team provides a high quality clinical service to its clients by participation in caseload and clinical supervision.
    In conjunction with the team leader, develop new ways of working to provide a responsive 

See the attached Job description for all duties.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

6 x full time permanent posts, 2 x 6 month secondments - various locations across the City.

We are looking for Band 6 District Nursing Caseload Holders who would relish the challenge of working within primary care and caring for patients with complex needs whilst working towards an integrated healthcare structure. We are looking for candidate’s who are self-motivated, keen to work in a progressive division and to develop their skills and knowledge in supporting patients who are housebound with long term conditions and complex needs.

The successful candidates should be able to work autonomously while demonstrating a team approach, and have strong clinical leadership firmly embedded within their role. We will also require excellent communication skills, clinical decision making skills and a problem solving approach. Successful candidates will be well supported, developed, and have the opportunity to work in an organisation that demonstrated inclusive and supportive leadership.  

As per NMC guidance for ‘Standards for student supervision and assessment,’ applications will be considered for those without mentorship qualification; the candidate must be able to demonstrate the following within their application:

  • Interpersonal communication skills, relevant to student learning and assessment
  • Conducting objective, evidence based assessments of students
  • Providing constructive feedback to facilitate professional development in others, and
  • Knowledge of the assessment process and their role within it.
  • Have an understanding of the proficiencies and programme outcomes that he student they assess is aiming to achieve.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Professional.
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work based experience.
Desirable criteria
  • V300 Prescriber, if required for the post.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of practice or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses.
Desirable criteria
  • Management and clinical leadership experience

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care.
  • Understanding of partnership working.
  • Understanding of the principles of care management.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Self-management and motivation skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Able to transport self around the LCH community
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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
Kirsten Collins
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
kirsten.collins@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07825723430
Additional information

Kelleigh Hoy 07775009074 or email kelleigh.hoy@merseycare.nhs.uk