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Mental Health Specialist Practitioner

Job Reference: 242-1421

Employer:
North West Ambulance Service
Department:
Specialist Practitioner
Location:
Estuary Point (Speke, Liverpool) and Parkway (Manchester), Manchester
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 per an

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if a large number of applications are received.

If you do not have regular access to your email please contact a member of the HR Hub Team on 0845 11 22 018.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to North West Ambulance Service 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 Records system.

Due to the volume of applications received for our advertisements, we will only contact those candidates shortlisted for interview via email; we aim to do this within 4 weeks of the closing date. If you do not receive the email, it will be that you have not been shortlisting on this occasion. When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification fully. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.

We also offers a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, up to 33 days Annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays), training and development opportunities, access to NHS discounts, Car Lease Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers.

From 1st September 2018, Section 2 of the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions will automatically apply to the calculation of unsocial hours for all appointments that commence in post from this date (except secondments).


Specialist Practitioner – Mental Health

Full time and bank positions available

Are you a registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a new challenge?

NOW is a great time to join the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust.

 

2018 has seen a year of change and, moving forward, we invite you to join us on our new direction of travel, towards becoming the best ambulance service in the UK.

 

As a Trust, we are leading and shaping the evolution of how we manage patients in the North West. A key element of our transformation is the expansion of our ‘hear and treat’ service to patients, provided by our clinical team.

 

As a registered Mental Health Nurse we will train you to use advanced telephone triage skills and make clinical decisions; thus providing patients with appropriate care pathways which may not necessarily be transport to a treatment facility.

 

NWAS is passionate about providing the best for its staff through a clear and supportive career framework and there will be on-going professional support and opportunities for successful applicants.

 

This role will allow the post holder to contribute to the development of the wider Urgent Care agenda within the Trust by supporting the development of Urgent Care Services, care pathways and clinical triage systems. The post holder will also be involved in the delivery of clinical supervision and mentorship to peers.

 

Posts are available at our Emergency Operations Centres in Parkway (Manchester), Elm House Liverpool (Moving soon to Estuary Point, Speke).




Any offer of employment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information, provide false or misleading information. Successful candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment, subject to the NHS Employment Checks Standards. Reference checks will cover a minimum of a three year period and will include a request for the number of days and occasions of sickness absence covering a minimum two year period. In line with equality legislation, the earliest point at which we will ask health related questions is when an offer of employment has been made. Absences related to disability may be excluded from these considerations; consideration would be given as to what would be a reasonable attendance level, based on the information available. Absences related to pregnancy, maternity and/or gender reassignment will be excluded from these considerations. Detailed information on the NHS Employment Checks Standards is available on the NHS Employers website; search ‘employment checks’. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made for this disclosure, and there will be a requirement to sign up to the DBS update service.

Northwest Ambulance Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process. We will not tolerate discrimination on any of the following: gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, working pattern, caring responsibilities trade union activity or political beliefs-or any other grounds. The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of staff from BME backgrounds. We therefore encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds to improve the diversity of our workforce and to better reflect the communities we serve.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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