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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:
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: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.
For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.
37.5 Hours per week
Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton
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:
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 (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) 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 background or education, working in a healthcare setting like ours is a demanding yet extremely rewarding experience. We offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a variety of fields, from nursing, psychiatry, counselling and pharmacy to admin and support roles such as IT, estates and facilities and human resources.
We take pride in supporting, developing and engaging with our workforce. Staff engagement, recognition and wellbeing are vital to the success of our organisation, and we strive to provide a setting in which our staff can showcase their skills, innovative solutions and dedication to healthcare. By becoming part of our growing organisation, we will invest in your career with a variety of professional training courses, development and progression opportunities to enable you to reach your potential. From apprenticeships and clinical placements to volunteering roles and agency work, there is something for everyone within our Trust, so take a look at our current vacancies and what we can offer you.
Due to Covid-19 all interviews for the below will take place via Skype, Zoom or Jitsi.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified Band 5 Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurses to join us on our Inpatient Services Ward at Penn Hospital in Wolverhampton.
We can offer talented and caring individuals an opportunity to join us as these vacancies have arisen due to our nurses progressing to band 6 roles either within the Inpatient Service or Associated Services within our Trust, as staff development is a core value of ours. Therefore, this presents an exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified or experienced nurses to join us in an acute setting. You will be supported through our preceptorship if required, to nurture and support you in your development or the band 5 staff development programs; such as bite size teaching and we also encourage shadowing of other teams.
You will receive the following support:-
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 organisation 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 we are 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. We value the importance of staff engagement in the development of our service.
The well-being of our staff is essential and we have a number of staff well-being initiatives that run within our trust and are reviewed and monitored by the trusts well-being lead.
There are currently vacancies on Brook (male) and Dale (female) Wards. Our aim is to promote recovery and ensure our service users are successfully discharged from hospital with appropriate support to prevent relapse or readmission to hospital. We provide a safe inpatient environment and work in partnership with our service users and various other agencies to help support them through their recovery journey eg housing, welfare rights, education and employment.
Also based at Penn Hospital, in addition to the inpatient services, are the Crisis/Home Treatment Team, the South Complex Care team, Occupational Therapists, Psychology, Pjhysiotherapy and Social Services. Together we work together in partnership as a multidisciplinary team to improve the care service users receive. All 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.
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 programs. 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 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 and career opportunities. 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.
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.
Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.
Together with you to achieve healthier, happier Lives - Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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 dependents (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.
Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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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