• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

We are looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Band 5 Community Staff Nurse to work within our busy Evening District Nursing Service. 

The service operates seven days per week 17.15 – 22.45hrs and currently operates a fixed rota. The successful candidate’s shift patterns will be allocated within this rota. As the service also covers overnight, there may also be an opportunity to work on our night service.

This post is part time – 13.75 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The team maintains community nursing services for the patients of our Integrated Teams across West Cheshire over the twenty four hour period and works predominantly with people approaching end of life, their carers and families. The team is supported by our GP Out of Hours Service and provides an urgent response within the out of hours period.

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.

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.

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

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Evidence of recent training
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of working towards or Degree in Professional Practice
  • Student Mentorship
  • Knowledge and Expertise

    Essential criteria

  • Multi Agency Working
  • Awareness and understanding of the Public Health Agenda
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice
  • Knowledge of local and national priorities.
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Community Experience
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate highest standards and skill in nursing.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of community nursing and multi-disciplinary working
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in Community Nursing
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