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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2020.

Senior Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 285-1366A-MH

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Mental Health
Quayside House, Oldbury
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

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’.

Senior Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Single Point of Referral Team (SPOR)

Band 6

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Adult Psychiatry, Sandwell


Are you looking for a new challenge and want to make a direct difference to patients, carers and staff every day? If you are then this is an exciting time to join our services, which have a strong reputation for innovation and as such you will support us to shape our services.

The Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust provides a range of services across the Black Country including Sandwell. Sandwell is located near to Birmingham and its population is very diverse and unique. Sandwell mental health community services have undergone service transformation, our vision is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do! Our purpose is to provide integrated healthcare services that empower people to make the most of their lives.

The Single Point of Referral team is located in our Quayside Site in Oldbury. The service operates Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 17.00. The SPOR team is the initial point of access for all adult mental health referrals in Sandwell. We are responsible for screening and triaging all urgent and routine referrals, along with conducting full comprehensive assessments.

As a RMN, you will be competent in the assessment and management of clinical risk associated with mental health concerns. You will have a sound knowledge of common mental problems, and the evidenced based treatment options. We are looking for highly skilled nurses who are confident in undertaking comprehensive assessments, and can make decisions about appropriate onward referral.

You will also have a strong commitment to service delivery, excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as influencing and negotiating skills, a creative approach to problem solving and the ability to prioritise under pressure, against a background of competing demands and high expectations.

We are a supportive and friendly team within a trust that offers excellent work life balance policies such as flexible working and a final salary (contributory) NHS pension scheme

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:

Abbie Gogarty

Team Leader


** 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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