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Physical Health Nurse

Band 6

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Physical Health Nurse
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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L34 1PJ
Local Division
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
04/03/2020 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.

An exciting opportunity has become available to join are existing Physical Health team. This is a dual role, will delivery training around identified physical health topics, as well providing  physical health clinical cover in the community services and  H&W clinics and therefore requires a clinical member of the team.

You will be situated in the local division within Mersey Care and work towards reducing the premature death of clients with SMI by providing screening and intervening around their physical health needs. The role will align with the Divisions Operational Plan and local KPI's.

The successful candidate will become part of a growing physical health team supported by the Trust Values to create parity of esteem between mental health and physical health.

You will support the Modern Matron for physical health in providing the physical health agenda , training will be provided although prior knowledge of health inequalities experienced by this population would be advantageous, especially around diabetes, COPD and long term conditions. 

The position will require travelling between teams in the Local Division and the ability to work autonomously within the needs of the team.

The new team member will be welcomed into a forward thinking team with integration high on the agenda.


Interviews will take place on 10th 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

Maria Caves - Modern Matron for Physical Health @ maria.caves@merseycare.nhs.uk or 

Nicola Lamont -  Clinical Service Manager for Physical Health @ nicola.lamont@merseycare.nhs.uk