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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2020.

Band 5/6 Nurse - Medicine

Job Reference: 381-A-20-121319

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Medicine and Emergency Care
Sandwell and West Birmingham
£24,907 - £30,615/£31,365 - £37,890

Band 5/6 Virtual Nursing Recruitment Campaign

At Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust if you have ambitions we want to help you achieve them.

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic organisation with an overall aim to deliver outstanding patient care? Do you have excellent clinical skills and a desire to further develop your knowledge and skill base?

SWB is hosting a Virtual Recruitment event for Band 5/ 6 registered nurses of all experiences and backgrounds during the month you will have opportunity to book virtual coffees chats with leads, PDNs, HR to provide you with a flavor of what working for the Trust will be like. You will also be able to book virtual interview slots all between 18th July and 10th August in order to accommodate your time preferences and safeguard all maintaining social distancing.

During the event candidates will be able to learn about the opportunities within the medical and emergency departments around flexible working hours, which include permanent nights and weekend shifts as well as 7.5 hour shifts. In order to support a family-friendly environment SWB nursery staff will be available to support childcare on the day.

Medicine is a diverse and expanding service at SWB. Over the last 12 months the Trust has made significant investment across our wards and services. The medical service is an innovative and progressive group of the Trust, which will support you in expanding and growing your career pathways. As well as creating opportunity for you in your clinical practice, leadership and management portfolio. The services we are recruiting to across City and Sandwell sites include:

  • Emergency Care
  • Elderly Care
  • Stroke & Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology

We are seeking experienced and newly qualified registered nurses who are passionate about delivering person centred care, enhancing patient experience and outcomes.

This is a really exciting time for the Trust with the opening of the brand new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) in 2022, which will house one of the largest A&E departments in Europe. It will be the bringing together of teams who provide acute and emergency care. The new hospital will offer maternity, children’s and inpatient adult services to half a million people with state of the art medical equipment and facilities.

We promise to provide you with exciting opportunities across the patient journey. We have dedicated practice development nursing teams who will support you through your nursing career. We can offer a range of flexible working times to provide a commitment to you in regard to work life balance and wellbeing.

We recognise that outstanding nursing is fundamental and we drive to deliver the safest and highest quality patient care. Therefore your commitment to us will be nurtured and reflected through your career journey at the Trust.

Staff benefits include:

Onsite free gym on both hospital sites

Childcare facilities

Car lease scheme

Savings with local supermarkets / national and local discounts

Financial Wellbeing Hub through Neyber

Subsidised purchase schemes for new technology

And much more.

To ensure a smooth and swift transition into your new role, once you have been interviewed, we will be on hand to begin your virtual pre-employment checks. In order for us to do this, please ensure you have the following documents to hand so that we can begin processing these necessary checks. We will need to see the following documents: (must be original and valid))

  • Passport or relevant Right to Work documentation
  • Driving Licence
  • Proof of your current address in the form of a recent utility bill or bank statement
  • Proof of your National Insurance number
  • Proof of any changes of name if applicable
  • Qualification Certificates

Please contact the SWB Recruitment Department on 0121 507 5070 for any queries relating to these checks.

For more information or to arrange an interview or a virtual chat please email providing your contact details along with details of speciality you are interested in for us to arrange a chat at a time suitable to you.



We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues 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.

As part of our commitment to Public Health all SWB Trust premises will be smoke free from July 2019.

Applicants for patient facing roles are required to verify their immunisation status as part of pre-employment checks process and where necessary comply with the mandatory requirement to receive immunisation for any unverified vaccinations, to include but not exclusive to MMR, Varicella, TB and Hepatitis based on national immunisation guidelines. The only exceptions will be those individuals with medical contraindications and/or those who are otherwise protected by the Equality Act 2010.


If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment Team on 0121 507 5070
Trust Bank on 0121 507 3600

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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