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Physical Health Lead Nurse (Maternity Cover)

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave
22.5 per week
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Bushey Fields Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819
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Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:

  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.


Band 8a Physical Health Lead Nurse (12 Months Secondment/Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave)

Looking for the chance to influence and improve physical health care for people living with severe mental illness? Want to work for a Trust which has been recognised through the Nursing Times Awards and HSJ Awards as a great place to work? 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to provide 12 months maternity cover for our Physical Health Lead Nurse role at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of transforming services and improving outcomes for patients by supporting the development and delivery of our physical health care strategy. 

You will work with Trust management teams across services, providing strong leadership and direction to enable them to implement strategies to address physical health care needs of people accessing mental health services and will support developing our staff to be competent and confident in providing appropriate physical healthcare. You will provide clinically sound, evidence based physical healthcare guidance and advice and will support us to shape physical health pathways and drive development of a culture which promotes good health with equal emphasis on the mental and physical wellbeing of our patients.

You will work autonomously, reporting to the Associate Director of Nursing, acting as an expert resource and a role model for evidence based physical healthcare practice.

You will be a Registered Nurse, with a passion for health promotion and addressing health inequalities.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to proactively challenge practice and drive the delivery of excellent standards. You must have experience of working with multidisciplinary teams, be able to deliver effective training and demonstrate your commitment to continual professional development.

We will support you through the challenges of this exciting post with opportunities to meet your practice and educational needs.

If you would like further information, please contact Lauren Higgins, Physical Health and Wellbeing Lead Nurse



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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.

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