Bank Staff Nurse – CICC – Wirral, Merseyside

Bank Staff Nurse – CICC

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 28407.000 to 34581.000 GBP per year


Wirral, Merseyside


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and care services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative multi disciplinary professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

WCHC offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Job overview

About the Community Intermediate Care Centre

The Centre is an integrated team of clinical staff and professionals including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The unit will be an integral  step up/step down facility that supports the recovery and recuperation of our patients following medical and surgical illness and also provides palliative care and manages the planning of complex discharge packages. 

Do you want to be a part of a team striving to make a difference in our community? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you ready to make a difference to patient care?

Main duties of the job

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for in-patient beds.

In the absence of senior colleagues take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Unit.

To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Unit.

The post holder will work with a range of professionals in order to ensure care is appropriate and delivered in a timely manner. The post holder will be able to demonstrate their professional skills and competence in care planning / co-ordination, medicines management, and care and treatment delivery.

This role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support patients with a wide range of conditions to understand and where possible, take on self-management of their condition.

The post holder will have some responsibility for supervising less experienced or qualified staff and students on placement.

Working for our organisation

At Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible care for our patients and we can only achieve this through our dedicated and committed staff. We are looking for proactive and dynamic individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team in our  Community Intermediate Care Centre. 

To join our multidisciplinary team you will: 

  • Be a registered nurse with current professional registration
  • be committed to delivering a high standard of care and supporting change management
  • be an excellent communicator who will innovate, inspire and promote patient safety whilst supporting the ward team.
  • be an advocate for our patients, able to identify changes in need and be instrumental in planning for their current and future care.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the documents attached which detail the job description and main responsibilities for this role along with the person specification requirements.

Person specification

Qualifications and professional training

Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of further recent professional development

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of National Government initiatives in health and social care and how they impact on local services
  • Knowledge of a broad range of Long Term Conditions experienced by patients. This will include frailty, palliative and end of life care.

Desirable criteria
  • Community Nursing experience
  • Experience of working in a rehabilitation unit or intermediate care setting.

Skills and attributes

Essential criteria
  • Will be required to undertake all mandatory training
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills written and oral
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to articulate the evidence underpinning patients’ care plans and interventions.
  • Computer Literate

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of managing people and complex situations

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work shift patterns over a 24 hour period as part of internal rotation

Important Information

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record system.

For further information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section 'Additional documentation'.

We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and are keen to support reasonable adjustments to support our new and existing staff.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Further Information:

Closing Dates:  Candidates are advised to apply early. The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information:  Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/ education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations:  The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications:  Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 

Flexible Working: Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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