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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Ardenleigh

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
436-2474595
Site
Ardenleigh
Town
Birmingham
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Closing
06/07/2020 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2020

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.


All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Are you a Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse looking for a supportive and dynamic place to work?

Then Tourmaline House could be the place for you.

Exciting opportunities for Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurses have risen in our Rehabilitation Ward (Tourmaline house at Ardenleigh ) .

We are currently seeking to recruit highly motivated, hardworking and compassionate staff nurses with a passion for Rehabilitation and skills development of patients. Nurses on Tourmaline work with in multi-disciplinary approach within Learning for Living Framework. Applicants must be Registered Mental Health or Learning disability Nurse and able to work in a challenging, dynamic and recovery focused environment

Tourmaline House is part if the pilot Blended Women Service within a Medium secure service environment. We provide care for people women who are experiencing a range of complex mental illness within a rehabilitation environment. We work in collaboration with Anawim and the FRIST team in supporting the Rehabilitation and Discharge Pathway of our service users.

You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, clinical skills, and understanding of the Mental Health Act, risk assessment, compassion and critical self-reflection within a least restrictive environment.

Our Nurses provide a   dynamic, pro-active and recovery focused ward aimed at providing a good quality of care in a safe and comfortable environment for our services users. We provide this service within the framework of the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety outlined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our nurses are expected to embed the principles of Trauma Informed Care in managing therapeutic relationships with our services users. On Tourmaline, we encourage service user led interventions and promote active service user involvement in managing the ward environment and care delivery.

We work on a foundation of honesty and openness, and use our skills and experience to support our service users through their recovery journey(s) whilst working towards their safe discharge to the community.

In return, we will offer you a 6 months Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified nurses, Practice assessor and supervision training, regular management and clinical supervision, continues professional development and a supportive team to nurture your skills and talent. You will also be a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team working in collaboration with our service users, their families, and other professionals, internal and external multi-agencies. Our nurses are supported by active management presence on the ward/ site and support from other disciplines within the MDT.

Come and Join us

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Aluya Ikhena

0121 301 4564

07985883804

aluya.ikhena@nhs.net