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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 285-1367C-MH

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Hallam Street Hospital, Sandwell
£23,023 - £ 29,608

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:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

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:

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.





£23,023 - £ 29,608 PER ANNUM


Early shift 07:00-15:00hrs

Late shift 12:00-20:00

Night shift 19:30-07:30

Long day 07:00-20:00


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Mental Health directorate, based in Sandwell. The ward is supported by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, with a music room, kitchen, gym, art room, with great links with local charities, and housing services.

Applications are invited from both newly qualified Staff Nurses and those with relevant experience, to support our core values: honesty and transparency, integrity, empowerment, compassion and kindness, and dignity and respect.

You should be motivated and forward thinking in your approach and possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills. A degree of flexibility in approach is required along with a willingness to learn whilst working in a potentially challenging environment.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care afforded to service users under appropriate supervision.

We have a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff, through support, individual appraisal, comprehensive preceptorship programme, mentorship and clinical supervision.

The Mental Health division of Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust is part of MERIT Vanguard, one of 4 Mental Health Trusts in the West Midlands working together to develop new ways of working to improve the way mental health services are provided. We are the only group of Mental Health Trusts working together this way. We want to focus on proactive early intervention and care, rather than reactive crisis management.

  • You will need to provide leadership and support for support staff
  • Act as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice
  • To take charge on a regular basis, and, in the absence of the management team, accepting responsibility for the smooth and effective running of the unit
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to contribute to, monitor and implement changes that improvement service delivery and outcomes
  • Enjoy working with service users with various mental health needs
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Be caring and compassionate
  • Enjoy team work

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. 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 are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in the position and would like to know more about the organization i.e information in regards to the acute patient wards. Please get in contact with Deborah Strachan on 0121 612 8679

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

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.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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