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Mental Health Nurse - Caffra

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
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Oleaster Centre
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
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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. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. 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.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

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.

We are looking to recruit a number of driven and passionate mental health nurses to work on Caffra PICU service based at Oleaster Centre, Birmingham and Solihull Mental health foundation trust and it is a 10 bedded Male facility. 

Our PICU ward support and care for some of the most vulnerable service users from our community and offer a highly challenging environment within a fast paced and diverse work setting. PICU is an exciting service to be part of we work within specialist multi-disciplinary team, delivering high quality, intensive care to patients experiencing acute mental illness. We want our nurses to learn and develop their skills, including working with and supporting clients with severe mental illness and widely varying, complex needs, risk assessment and risk management.

 Adults in crisis are admitted to the wards and are supported by a large staff team of nurses, doctors, health care assistants and psychiatrists. There is a wide remit for a nursing role within PICU which requires networking and collaborating with numerous internal and external stakeholders.

 There is a high level of opportunity to develop as a band 5 nurse we offer additional training that is specialised to our service giving you risk assessment and risk management skills which are invaluable in the mental health profession.

 You must be a qualified RMN or in the final year of your RMN course. It’s important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with mental health problems. We want to hire staff that are passionate about mental health, who believe in our recovery model and who will act as advocates for the reduction of stigma in our community. You must have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and how to work within professional boundaries.

Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 9th February 2018 TBC

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

Please contact Nicholas lea, Darren Uddin, Richard Lucas, Richard Hedley or Emma Kearney on 01213012145 for further details

If you have problems applying, contact

0121 301 1242