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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Band 8a

Main area
Registered Nurse , Registered AHP
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (7 day a week working (07.30 - 20.20))
Job ref
350-COM2824772- A
Stoddart House
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
24/01/2021 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.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working in partnership to develop a brand new service for older adults to improve patient outcomes, reduce lengths of stay and bring together the expertise in to an integrated physical and mental health offer.

The service is based on a Nursing and Therapy rehabilitation model and will include a step up and step down offer at a sub-acute level. Our workforce will consist of expertise from our Community Intermediate Care Bed Base, Community Therapies, Integrated Care Teams, Community Nursing, ICRAS, Psychological Therapies and Mental Health expertise.

We are looking for additional staff to bolster this expertise and expand the workforce to cover the additional clinical model and the extra beds built into the model.

The service will be based within the Aintree Hospital site grounds and the estate is currently being designed and renovated to meet the clinical model and the needs of this patient group. The service will have 69 beds in total organised into pathways dependant upon need.

This is an exciting time to become part of a fully integrated service aimed at recovery of the whole person. Our combined expertise, revised pathways and community connection will enable more timely discharge in a holistic way.

Shortlisting is planned for:  25th  January 2021

Interviews are planned for: 4th February 2021

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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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Kathy Baxter
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Operational Service Manager
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