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Clinical Lead

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Lead
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months (Secondment available for internal candidates)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
373-SMHI0750 C RR
Site
Silk Ward
Town
Macclesfield
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/12/2021 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

We are looking for a Band 6 Clinical Lead to join our established team on a 12 month secondment/fixed term basis in our new, modern, 15 bedded Dementia Assessment Unit

To support the Ward Manager in delivering a high quality Mental Health Service. Working within set objectives which reflect the direction of the service and the Trust. To provide clinical leadership within the ward team to promote a high standard of patient care. Provide management support, deputising for the Ward Manager in their absence. The post holder will act as a source of expertise within the ward and wider hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered nurse with a passion for development of services and systems, knowledge of supervision and audit processes and awareness of the leadership style required to be part of a ward senior team

1. Source of expertise. Acts as a consultant to clinical practice for the care team. Able to demonstrate, through personal skills and achievement, a high level of patient care, using such educative processes as role modelling and supervision

2. To undertake audit of evidence based interventions to ensure continued best practice

3. Engage with MDT to ensure holistic patient centred care planning

4. Able to assess, evaluate and advise staff on care planning and discharge planning

5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the identification and management of risk

6. Develop ways to improve efficiency and patient care 

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
  • NMC Registered Nurse RMN or RNLD
  • Evidence of Continued Professional development

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • High level of clinical expertise
  • Understanding and appreciation of national policy and health/social care issues
  • Clear understanding of social inclusion/equality/diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organisational boundaries.
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity within the healthcare setting.
  • Awareness of current mental health issues, debates and practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of physical health needs
  • A willingness to undertake further training.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of the MHA and MCA

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Supervision experience
  • Working with service users with severe mental health problems utilising user/carer involvement.
Desirable criteria
  • Secure services experience
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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
Sue Belt
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
sue.belt@nhs.net
Telephone number
01625 712083
Additional information

Neil Forster - Resource Manager 07787 835467