Clinical Support Worker – Wirral, Merseyside

Clinical Support Worker

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 22383.000 to GBP per year

Jobtype: Full-time, Part-time

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

At Wirral Community Health and 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.

Valued. Supported.  Empowered.

As a valued member of our Trust, your manager will support you in setting personal goals for the year as part of your induction and ongoing learning and development. You will be encouraged to undertake training to assist you to excel in your role with the Trust and ensure you are equipped to reach your full potential.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for proactive and dynamic Clinical Support Workers to join our multi-disciplinary team in our Community Intermediate Care Centre (CICC). The bedded unit will focus on providing high quality, integrated care for patients from within the local adult population with sub-acute health care needs.Your role will be to provide person centred care to the patients in line with their care plan.  The care will be planned and assessed by the Registered Nurses and Therapists and provided under the direct supervision of the registered nurses or other members of the multidisciplinary team.

To join our multidisciplinary team you must have:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • caring and compassionate attitude
  • a strong desire to help people
  • good communication skills

The post involves a 7day working rota.

Working for our organisation

The CICC is made up of integrated teams of health and care professionals including, Nurses, 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. One of the fundamental principles of the unit is to support our patients with their reablement and self-care, encouraging them to reach their optimum level of independence.

Benefits & Rewards

The Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working and job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
  • Staff discount schemes e.g. discounted leisure centre membership
  • In house training
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • Personal resilience training
  • Mindfulness support
  • Staff counselling service
  • Active staff council
  • Support for carers
  • Fast track physiotherapy service

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

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills verbal/written
  • Computer skills and experience of IT
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work shift patterns over a 24 hour period
  • Be able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Willingness to undertake in-service training and development

Qualifications and professional training

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level II in Health and Social Care or equivalent experience

Desirable criteria
  • the Care Certificate

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • experience of patient care
  • Experience of safe moving and handling of patients
  • Knowledge of Infection Control measures

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supporting patients in a rehabilitation or intermediate care unit

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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