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Newly Qualified and experienced Staff Nurse - Older Adults

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Mental Health Nurse Older Adults
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Bloxwich Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
22/10/2020 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’.

Newly Qualified and Experienced Staff Nurse - Older Adults- Bloxwich Hospital

Are you part of a team? Would you like to be?

Do you have a interest in Older Adult Mental Health? If you want to join our motivated and enthusiastic team at Bloxwich Hospital please see below.

We have opportunities for experienced and newly qualified RMN’s to join our team.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist provider of Mental Health services across the Dudley and Walsall areas of the Black Country.

For some time Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) have been exploring ways of working closer together. In April 2020 the Trust's merged together as Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, offering more opportunities for staff across a bigger Trust.

Previously assessed as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission, and currently awaiting the results of the most recent review 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.

Cedars and Linden Wards offers a range of opportunities to further your career.

The ward teams assist individuals, their families, carers and or significant others to understand the nature of their mental health difficulties by providing information and education along with practical and emotional support to achieve optimum recovery for an individual.

The principles of person centred care are firmly embedded in our care philosophy to ensure that the needs of individuals are met.

All wards at Bloxwich Hospital have AIMS (Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services) accreditation.

As an older adult environment based at Bloxwich Hospital, we look after patients with a range of acute mental health needs, and our team strive to help our patients in every way they can. The team comprises of OT’s, medics, psychologists and pharmacists who all work well and cohesively together on a day to day basis.

All staff are given opportunities for development and training and we have development programmes for band 5 and band 6 staff in addition to the ongoing training required for your role. There is also a Trust revalidation training programme to support our valued staff nurses. Additionally there are also opportunities for newly qualified staff with our robust Preceptorship Programme.

So if you would like to make a difference to patients and start that journey by working with us in a caring and positive environment with people with are passionate about the care they provide then please call Jo Lowery or Adrian Huetson on the number shown below to have a chat or perhaps you would like to come and see where you would be working in which case why not arrange an informal visit to come and see us and what we do.


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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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

For more information contact Jo Lowery 01922 608111 or Adrian Huetson on 01922 608333.