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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Acute Wards

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bushey Fields Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615
Salary period
27/10/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Band 5 Nursing Staff - Acute Ward

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to make a direct difference to patients, carers and staff every day? If you are, then this is an exciting time to join our services, which have a strong reputation for innovation and as such you will support us to shape our services.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services.
  • Specialist learning disability services.
  • Mental health services for children and young people.
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our purpose is to provide integrated healthcare services that empower people to make the most of their lives.”

We now have vacancies available for Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses and Learning Disability Nurses to join us in our ward teams across the Dudley Acute Inpatient location within the Trust.

We can offer talented and caring individuals an opportunity to join us with a preference to working on any one of our 3 different acute wards. These vacancies have arisen due to our Nurses progressing into band 6 roles, either within the Inpatient Service Line or Associated Services within our Trust. Therefore this presents an exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified or experienced nurse to join us in an acute setting, where you will be supported through our preceptorship or band 5 staff development programs.

It’s a very exciting time for our trust as we have joined partnership with our sister trust in order to become one. The Back Country healthcare NHS foundation trust now covers the whole of the Black Country area enabling us to work in partnership to ensure the best possible services for those needing to access them.

There is a lot of investment in our growth as an organization and part of this is ensuring we have one electronic system across all our services. The electronic package Rio is currently being built and over the coming months should be ready for the next phase of implementation into our services.

Currently assessed as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) this is an exciting time to join our dynamic and caring Trust as we progress. The Trust has also recently received sustained positive feedback from its staff in relation to its staff survey results, and we value the importance of staff engagement in the development of our service.

The vacancy's are for the following wards: Wrekin, Clee and Clent.

Wrekin is a mixed sex ward. Our aim is to promote recovery and ensure our service users are successfully discharged from Hospital. Wrekin ward provides a safe inpatient environment and we work in partnership with our service users as well as other agencies to help and support people through their recovery journey i.e. housing, benefits, welfare, education, employment and social reintegration.

Clee is an acute admission /assessment ward for females only. Clee benefits from being recently re-designed and re-developed to fit the complex needs of the service users.

Clent is an acute admission /assessment ward for males only. Clent and has just been refurbished to a high standard in order to improve the experience for both staff and patients.

All 3 of our acute inpatient wards provide a comprehensive range of services for our service users who often have complex and challenging needs. We aim to support service users with a wide range of mental health needs during the acute phase of their illness. Our teams are passionate about the quality of care we deliver and are looking for nursing staff that can help to continue to deliver the excellent care we provide.

We hold regular Reflective Practice Sessions, Complex Case Discussions, Practice Development Sessions and Team Meetings as well as 1:1 supervision. All this is provided consistently to support all staff teams to work together. We would offer you comprehensive access to training, development, career opportunities and support from our development programs. We offer access to a preceptorship program of mentoring along with development sessions to all staff requiring it. We will offer you continued mentorship to help with your long-term professional development. We see this as a core function of our service - Preparing the nurses of today for the challenges of tomorrow. We want to prepare you, and support you for the journey you will undertake to be the best nurse you can be and we will at all times ensure you receive the right training and support to do this.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Bate
Additional information

For further information or to arrange a visit to see what we can offer you, please do not hesitate to contact

Emma Bate – Clee Manager 01384 325086

Nzwanai Huhuyana – Clent Manager 01384 324601

Dion Wilkinson – Wrekin Manager 01384 325088