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Band 5 Nursing Staff - Acute Ward.

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Dorothy Pattison hospital
£24,907-£30,615 Per Annum
07/07/2020 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 in 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:




Band 5 Nursing Staff - Acute Ward


Their is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse to  join our team on  Ambleside ward at Dorothy Pattison Hospital in Walsall as a Band 5 staff nurse.

Ambleside ward is a 21 bed acute female admission psychiatric ward, the successful candidate will need skills to work at a fast pace and need  enthusiasm and passion to deliver high standard quality person centred care to patients on ward. You will work as part of a well motivated and well organised team of professionals the Multi disciplinary team on Ambleside ward consists of Trained nurses untrained nurses activity workers occupational Therapist Psychologist and Psychiatrists.

Our service users present with a wide range of mental health issues and complex and challenging needs and we aim to support then during acute phase of their illness. Our team is passionate about the quality of care we deliver and we are looking for nursing staff that can  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.

We will offer all the usual attractive elements you would expect from an NHS employer, a competitive salary scheme, holiday and sickness pay along with an excellent occupational pension scheme. There are other benefits such as free parking and working for a management team that is passionate, empowering nurses to be the best that they can be and enjoy their work.

The inpatient service focuses on patient centred care, recovery focused treatment, teamwork & professional development, which at the heart of what we do. We are passionate about the quality of care we deliver to our service users and we are open and honest with all parties about what our work involves.

Currently assessed as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission 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.

So if this sounds like somewhere you could see yourself working and developing, please apply, we’d love to hear from you.

This is your opportunity to join us and become a valued and dedicated member of staff within our team.

 For further details / informal visits contact:



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

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

Carly Danks on 01922 607000 ext 67053