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Band 5 Nursing Staff - Learning Disability Nurses

Band 5

Main area
Learning disability Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
445-3050-ACU
Site
Dorothy Pattison Hospital & Bushey Fields Hospital
Town
Walsall & Dudley
Salary
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
Closing
27/08/2019 23:59

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.


 

Exciting opportunities have arisen for qualified Band 5 Learning Disability Nurses to join us in our Inpatient Service Ward teams in both Dudley and Walsall.

We can offer talented and caring individuals an opportunity to join us working on any one of our 5 different acute wards. The vacancies have arisen as we have expanded the roles for new staff to join our teams after recent reviews we held about what roles we need that would benefit our patients and help us to provide an even better service to them. This presents an unprecedented and exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified or qualified Learning Disability nurse to join us in an acute setting.

 

Our acute inpatient wards provide a comprehensive range of services for service users who often have complex and challenging needs. This is your opportunity to join us and become a valued and dedicated member of our team. We work hard as inpatient teams to provide a safe and recovery focused environment that works with our service users to put them at the heart of everything we do, including their own patient focused recovery programmes. This work is often challenging, but rewarding. To do this we also need to ensure our staff are developed and encouraged to be part of the decision making about the service we provide. 

 

We hold regular Reflective practice, Complex case discussions, Practice development sessions and Team meetings as well as 1:1 supervision 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 programmes. We offer access to a preceptorship programme 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.

 

So if you are interested in this position and want to develop your skill set or even if you are looking for a challenge to enable your own personal development and can’t find an opportunity where you are, why not talk to us about what we can offer you. We’d also like to think that we can help you in your personal development to be the best you can be.

 

Why not get in touch, the details are shown below: Discuss with us the ways in which we can help you find the development path that suits your needs, now and as part of your future career needs.

 

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 relatively young, energetic, passionate, empowering and not least of all engaging and innovative by traditional NHS standards. We will tell you more about this when you start with us, but for now think about what we can offer each other and let us see how well we can work 'better together' to achieve the best for our patients and their family alike.

 

We aim to support patients with a wide range of mental health needs during the acute phase of their illness. We 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.

 

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.

 

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS 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, so we have recently announced plans to work together to become one organisation.

 

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. 

 

We pride ourselves on listening to and valuing our staff and our recent outstanding staff survey results would certainly suggest that we are achieving this. The Trust takes pride in the services provided, which are all underpinned by our vision and values.

 

The 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 Walsall.

 

The Trust provides the following range of services:

  • 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.

 

 

 

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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 Kelly Plant - Clinical Inpatient Manager on 01922 607000