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Job summary

Main area
Continuing Care
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board
Employer type
St Helens
St Helens
£35,392 - £42,618 pa
Salary period
26/07/2024 17:00

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CHC Nurse Assessor

NHS AfC: Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the changing shape of NHS commissioning in Cheshire and Merseyside. Our current organisational structure supports effective working both locally and across Cheshire and Merseyside as we develop as an Integrated Care System.

The population of Cheshire and Merseyside is diverse and growing and we are keen to see that diversity recognised within our own workforce. As an employer we seek to open opportunities for our staff to gain new skills, gain knowledge and develop careers in heath and care. 

We welcome students, staff, people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientation, physical abilities, backgrounds, and philosophies and those who are accepting of others. Our goal is to support all of our workforce in their work, if you believe you can bring your skills and experiences and an open-minded approach into our fast paced and dynamic organisation, we are committed to providing a positive and supportive experience for all of our staff.

Job overview

Integrated CHC Team Nurse Assessor

This is an exciting post within the All Age Continuing Care (AACC) Directorate.   As a Nurse Assessor the post holder will provide specialist nursing assessment and review for adults and older people presenting with long-term care needs who may be eligible for Continuing Health Care, Funded Nursing Care and jointly funded packages of care.   The team is based within our Health and Social Care Hub at Forster House in St Helens although we operate on an agile working basis.

Please note the AACC Team is currently under review and there may be changes made over next few months.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide assurance around quality of commissioned care packages and reporting of safeguarding concerns in accordance with agreed interagency reporting procedures.  We are seeking a team player who is proactive, resilient, and driven to succeed with a real commitment to work as part of an integrated team.  the post holder will have experience of partnership working and will be able to demonstrate commitment to highest ethical and professional values.  They will be flexible and open to change in the interests of continuous service improvement.

Working for our organisation

NHS Cheshire and Mersey ICB is committed to working closely with providers of health services, local government services, regulatory bodies, voluntary and care groups, patients and their representatives to achieve the best health and care outcomes possible and to ensure high quality, safe and effective services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key responsibilities

1. To perform NHS CHC in line with National Standards and National Tools.
2. To ensure clients receive a fair assessment for CHC funding based on their assessed level of need. This will be done in a variety of settings within an agreed timescale.
3. To perform the assessment, care management and review of clients in the residential setting in collaboration with Social Services.
4. To facilitate the assessment of vulnerable adults/children and to offer support in collaboration with Social Services and other agencies as required.
5. To provide specialist education and training, as required, to staff across the local health economy.

1. Manages risk to self and team members in often chaotic, unpredictable situations whilst working with clients either alone or with colleagues.
2. Acts upon referrals from other colleagues/ agencies.
3. Adhere to organisational policies and procedures.
4. To support the Team Manager in the on-going development of the service by identifying areas for improvement as per ICB transformation plans.
5. Liaise with other disciplines to achieve best practice.
6. To participate in appraisal process and personal development.

See attached Job Description/ Person Specification for a list of full duties. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Registered General Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of further study

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within the NHS.
  • Knowledge of the revised National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in supervision/ line management.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to understand the continuing healthcare and funded nursing care criteria and the ability to apply this to everyday practice
  • Ability to communicate to Multi Agencies
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Ability to manage conflict with people with challenging behaviour.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • High workload capacity and capable of sustained effort over a long period – able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to stay focussed and deliver results.
  • Is motivated, assertive and politically aware.
  • Demonstrates good time management skills
  • Has a clean driving licence/ willingness to travel to various locations as needed

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Adele Cooke
Job title
CHC Team Manager
Email address
[email protected]
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