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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Hartley Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
01/02/2021 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.

The current vacancies open are for full time and one part time substantial posts. 

Hartley hospital is a new build state of the art hospital based in Southport with two wards which cater for the local community in both adult and older adult care.

Acute mental health care is a fast paced, dynamic environment. This leads to the teams on our ward working closely together and developing strong, supportive bonds. The experience you gain whilst working on our wards is invaluable.

Many people think that working in mental health is something they wouldn’t have the skills for but this isn’t the case. Often being someone that has an interest in others and is able to communicate with other people are the only skills needed. People working in a variety of other areas already possess the transferable skills to succeed in this, at times, challenging yet rewarding environment

We are looking to recruit people with a genuine interest in working in mental health. Someone who is caring and self motivated, someone who can remain calm in a crisis and who works well in a team. Knowledge and experience of mental illness is useful, but not essential however, good communication skills and being able to support other people are.

Whether you are already an experienced registered mental health nurse and are looking for a change or a newly qualified nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to complete your preceptorship then Hartley Hospital is the opportunity for you

Our qualified Nurses within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are supported to provide the highest possible care, with access to training and development, with many being offered the opportunity to support their learning with post registration training opportunities so we welcome all applicants.

It`s an exciting time at Mersey Care as we continue to develop the highest quality services, supported by cutting edge innovation and research. 

Shortlisting is planned for: 2nd February 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Robin Morley
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 383657
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