Mental Health Staff Nurse *£4,500 recruitment/retention payment*
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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**We offer a relocation package of up to £8,000** please see T&C's for further information
**If you are successfully appointed to this role you could receive £4,500 in recruitment and retention payments (T&Cs apply)** please see T&C's for further information
Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Mental Health Nurse or are just about to qualify and are looking for a fresh or new opportunity? We may have just the role for you. We have permanent/full/part time opportunities for Staff Nurses within our Bed-based services for both adults and older people at Bowmere Hospital, Chester.
We offer wards that cater for acute admissions, assessment and treatment of dementia care, psychiatric intensive care and rehabilitation inpatient services. You would be required to work on a rotational shift basis, which includes days and nights.
You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team and have an ethos of collaborative working between individual service users, carers and other stakeholders.
We are proud of being caring, competent and compassionate, with patients at the heart of what we do. We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, well-being and independence of the people within our locality.
We offer the following package to new recruits to CWP:
- £4500 split into 3 instalments
- £1500 upon commencement in role
- £1500 after completion 12 months
- £1500 after completion of 24 months
- Relocation fees of up to £8000
Main duties of the job
Please see attached information regarding Bowmere Hospital's acute mental health inpatient, psychiatric intensive care and rehabilitation unit.
You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care. You are able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for mental health nursing, as well as a desire for on-going professional development. You will receive excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision and appraisal. We offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.
At CWP we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we therefore have regular engagement events to support our teams and to share ideas across disciplines and teams.
Bowmere has the following wards:
Beech & Juniper- acute admissions ward
Cherry - organic admissions ward
Willow - PICU
Maple - Male high dependency rehabilitation ward
Rosewood - Male and female high dependency rehabilitation ward.
We also run the ECT department for all CWP inpatients and outpatients.
CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.
Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.
We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.
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.
CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).
The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
Please download a copy of the job description for full details.
Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.
CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues 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 Trusts 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 Trusts 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.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.
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.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.
Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
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