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Out of Hours Community Nursing Team Leader

Band 7

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Out of Hours Community Nursing Team Leader
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Flexible working days and evenings as required)
Job ref
373-NBH0272 C RR
Site
Bowmere Hospital
Town
Chester
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
16/12/2021 23:59

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a new team manager for the Out of Hours Community Nursing Team.  The post is full time 37.5 hours per week at pay Band 7.

Based within the Countess of Chester Health Park, the Out of Hours Community Nursing Service is operational between the hours of 5pm and 8.30am 7 days a week and covers a wide geographical area across West Cheshire.

 The successful applicant will be willing to work  flexibly in order to support  the evening and night staff and to link in with the wider care group during  office hours. 

This is a key role in ensuring people within our care are provided with 24 hour, seamless community care.  The team cares for people at end of life and responds to urgent healthcare needs in the out of hours period.

The successful applicant will  have great leadership and communication skills, be passionate about delivering care that is person-centred and will have experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team or service at Band 6.

Main duties of the job

To manage, lead and be accountable for the Out of Hours Community Nursing Service. To enable people to access appropriate and maximise their own, or their families’ independence. Through partnership within the team and effective liaison with the Integrated Team Leaders to develop the Out of Hours Community Nursing Service to:

­Effectively assess and support the urgent healthcare needs of adults and older people in the out of hours period.

Promote health, wellbeing, independence and choice.

­Continue to develop demand management programmes, preventing avoidable admissions to acute care and facilitating early or timely discharge.

To maximise opportunities for local commissioning and promote inter-agency and multi-disciplinary working across other professional barriers.

To continually review the focus of activities to ensure alignment to core business, strategic aims and improved service delivery outcomes.

Working for our organisation

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone.  We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

 

To ensure that we continue to provide ‘Outstanding for Care’ (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

 

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours which are ‘the 6 Cs’ Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment.  A ‘Guide to completing your application form’ can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer ‘YES’ to the question: ‘Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?’ Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.  Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to diploma/degree level and registered with the appropriate professional body (Registered Nurse - Adult)
  • To possess specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent short courses and/or experience in relevant area
  • A recognised management qualification e.g. MBA, DMS or equivalent management experience and training
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching qualification

Knowledge and Expertise

Essential criteria
  • To possess specialist knowledge across a range of relevant procedures underpinned by theory
  • Knowledge of social and care health legislation and ability to apply knowledge appropriately
  • Knowledge on the delivery of a clinical, technical or social care service
  • Knowledge of the recording of service users information
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care/care packages
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of undertaking surveys or audits
  • Knowledge of undertaking equipment testing and adaptation
  • Experience of regularly undertaking research and development activity and clinical trials

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team or service
  • Significant experience at band 6 or equivalent
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities or programmes requiring formulation and adjustment
  • Experience of the direct delivery of a clinical, technical or social care service
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care/care packages
  • Experience of proposing policy or service changes which impacts beyond own area
Desirable criteria
  • Responsibility for policies and the impact on other community and voluntary services
  • Experience of being a authorised signatory and holding a delegated budget
  • Experience of day to day management in allocating, placing and supervising staff or students
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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
Jean Pace
Job title
Head of Clinical Services
Email address
jean.pace@nhs.net
Telephone number
0776 4471280