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District Nursing
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (To cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model)
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Sefton Place Area
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
06/02/2023 23:59
Interview date

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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Care Practitioner

Band 5


Job overview

We are looking for Band 5 nurses to work within our district nursing teams, to cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model, with vacancies available across the city.  The service is undergoing significant developments as part of our plan to deliver integrated community care for patients on a neighbourhood footprint across Sefton Place.

Working to the Mersey Care values, you will have excellent empathy, communication skills and a person centred approach. You will be keen to continue learning and develop the competencies needed to give evidence based care to your patients in their own home. Clinical decision making skills and a problem solving approach is an essential component of this role. You will be a good team player who can also work autonomously on your own, escalating and reporting back appropriately. Applicants can be placed anywhere in the SPB locality.

The service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model.

You will also have the opportunity to be mentored and full support will be given to develop and enhance your skills.

Shortlisting is planned for: 7th February 2023

Interviews are planned for: 14th February 2023

Main duties of the job

As a result of the post-holder being effective in their role, The Trust would expect to see the following outcomes for the Trust, service users and the wider community:
1. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as a leading provider of community services, mental health care, physical health, addiction services and learning disability care.
2. Service users receiving a high quality service and one which is free from stigma, discrimination and harm.
3. Staff engaged with the delivery, innovation and continuous improvement of services to benefit service users.
4. Visible and responsive leadership, setting the standard for others and role-modelled throughout the division for all managers
5. The Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support will be embedded across the division for all staff and evident to service users

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people. 

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities. 

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

All post holders will agree to:
-Commit to the vision of supporting Mersey Care in becoming a leading organisation in the provision of community services, mental health care, addiction services and learning disability care, and in doing so fully utilise their skills and experience to support the objectives of the Trust.
-Role model the values of the Trust – Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support– in all activities and interactions with employees, service users and other stakeholders
-Challenge the stigma associated with mental health and learning difficulties.
-Comply with the Duty of Candour, defined by Francis as: 'The volunteering of all relevant information to persons who have or may have been harmed by the provision of services, whether or not the information has been requested and whether or not a complaint or a report about that provision has been made.’
-Work across professional and organisational boundaries to improve services for all.
-Maintain their specific knowledge base and develop new skills.
-Value the contribution of the patient / service user voice.
-Operate within any organisational codes of practice or those from a relevant professional
-Respect equality and diversity across all areas of working practice and communications with
staff, service users and other stakeholders.
-Take responsibility for the accurate and timely collection and recording of data and ensuring all personally identifiable information is protected and used only for the purposes for which it was intended.
-Comply with all health and safety legislation and local policies and procedures.
-Adhere to all organisational policies.
-Have knowledge and understanding of technology in the workplace which is sufficient to maintain their efficiency and also how technology can empower service users in a digital environment
-Comply with the NHS Constitution in relation to the staff responsibilities that it sets out for NHS employees. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • Mentor/teaching qualification or equivalent or equivalent work based experience


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of clinical experience in relevant field.
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical supervision experience


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance, patient group directions and associated policies
  • Understanding of audit process
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • IT Literate
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of local and national quality initiatives

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)CTP The Ministry of Defence partnering with Right ManagementStep into health

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Elaine McCormick
Job title
Operational Lead
Email address
Telephone number
07795 370031
Additional information

Jacqueline O'Riley email jacqueline.o'

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