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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2020.

Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager

Job Reference: 285-1393-MH

Employer:
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Department:
Mental Health
Location:
Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton
Salary:
£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: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.

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


Charge Nurse

Band 6

Full time - 37.5 hours

Permanent

Penn Hospital

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

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 (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) 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 background or education, working in a healthcare setting like ours is a demanding yet extremely rewarding experience. We offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a variety of fields, from nursing, psychiatry, counselling and pharmacy to admin and support roles such as IT, estates and facilities and human resources.

We take pride in supporting, developing and engaging with our workforce. Staff engagement, recognition and wellbeing are vital to the success of our organisation, and we strive to provide a setting in which our staff can showcase their skills, innovative solutions and dedication to healthcare. By becoming part of our growing organisation, we will invest in your career with a variety of professional training courses, development and progression opportunities to enable you to reach your potential. From apprenticeships and clinical placements to volunteering roles and agency work, there is something for everyone within our Trust, so take a look at our current vacancies and what we can offer you.

Due to Covid-19 all interviews for the below will take place via Skype, Zoom or Jitsi.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse to undertake the role of charge nurse, on our Female Acute Ward, at Penn Hospital, in Wolverhampton. This senior role is integral to the effective management of the ward. The post holder will offer excellent clinical leadership and knowledge to the rest of the team, with the assessment and management plans of individuals with complex needs, and to assist with a recovery based approach to supporting these needs. This role also requires supporting, guiding and displaying professional role modelling, to the junior members of staff, and students. You will be expected to take a lead within the multi-disciplinary team, in order to plan effective care and discharge planning. A significant aspect of the role also includes monitoring and developing standards within clinical audits; such as infection prevention and control and clinical processes; and also monitoring performance of staff. The post holder will deputise for the ward manager in their absence to ensure the ward continues to operate effectively.

This vacancy has arisen due to our current post holder progressing within the Trust, as staff development is a core value of ours. Therefore, this presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced, and caring nurse to join us in an acute setting, where you will be supported and nurtured in your development within the management team.

You will receive the following support:-

  • Access to a development program which is open to all and includes networking, time to reflect, coaching, active learning through interactive presentations and project development.
  • Nurse development sessions which counts towards your revalidations, this program of diverse sessions are reviewed annually. At present it includes; weekly bitesize teaching covering topics such as record keeping. There are also roles for leads in areas such as infection prevention and control, physical health, safeguarding.
  • Training opportunities which ensure your core skills are maintained as well as bespoke learning opportunities.

It’s a very exciting time for our Trust as we have joined partnership with our sister trust in order to become one. The Back Country Healthcare NHS foundation Trust now covers the whole of the Black Country area enabling us to work in partnership to ensure the best possible services for those needing to access them.

Currently we are assessed as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission this is an exciting time to join our dynamic and caring Trust as we progress. The Trust has also recently received sustained positive feedback from its staff in relation to its staff survey results. We value the importance of staff engagement in the development of our service.

The well-being of our staff is essential and we have a number of staff well-being initiatives that run within our trust and are reviewed and monitored by the trusts well-being lead.

Our aim is to promote recovery, and ensure our service users are successfully, and safely discharged from hospital, with appropriate support. We provide a safe inpatient environment, and work in partnership with our service users, and various other agencies to help support with housing, welfare rights, education and employment.

Also based at Penn Hospital, in addition to the inpatient services, are the Crisis/Home Treatment Team, the South Complex Care team, Occupational Therapists, Psychology, Physiotherapy and Social Services. Together we work together in partnership as a multidisciplinary team to improve the care service users receive. All our acute inpatient wards provide a comprehensive range of services for our service users who often have complex and challenging needs. We aim to support service users with a wide range of mental health needs during the acute phase of their illness. Our




** 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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