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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2021.

Band 5 - Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 304-40646LF2

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Solihull Community Nursing
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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Community Staff Nurses

Band 5

We are pleased to announce fantastic opportunities for Registered Nurses who wish to develop their career within our energetic and highly skilled District Nursing teams within Division 7.

Division 7 was established in August 2020 in response to the increasing focus on system working across Birmingham and Solihull between our health and social care partners.  The Division brings together Solihull Community Services, our Discharge Hubs across all our acute hospital sites and UHBs intermediate care beds into a single management structure. Division 7 also works closely with Division 3 on the strategy and delivery of OPAL, the multidisciplinary interface service based at our hospital front-doors.

In addition the Division is leading the Trust’s work in primary care both in terms of the management of its first General Practice and establishing collaborations with interested GP organisations and the redesign of clinical pathways as well as opportunities for closer integration.  

In Solihull as part of Ageing Well the Division’s community services are working with Primary Care Networks and Local Authority social work and enablement teams to deliver new neighbourhood models and improve the support to care homes to enable Solihull residents live healthier lives in their own homes. Community Nursing is an integral part of these exciting networks

‘The Early Intervention Programme’ is the Birmingham Integrated Care Partnership scheme which has driven integration of health and social care across the city over the past 3 years, resulting in new models of care delivery and improved outcomes for citizens and organisations. UHB have been a partner in this work, with OPAL, discharge hubs and the Norman Power Centre (intermediate care beds) as key projects. This work is now continuing into a second phase and a similar project is now being established in Solihull via the ‘Solihull Ageing Well Programme’. 

The posts involve delivering skilled and evidence-based care to patients within their home environment who can have very complex needs. Our District Nursing teams work closely with specialist nurses and Drs, GPs, Therapists and Social Work teams in providing and facilitating collaborative support and care to patients and their families and in preventing avoidable hospital admissions.

The individuals we are looking for will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative who pride themselves in delivering exceptional standards of quality care and have the ability to embrace the challenges of the changing and growing demands of the primary care setting.

Previous community experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided to the right candidates. We offer a robust induction package, competency frameworks as well as development and training programmes. These will include individual and personalised support, coaching and assessment from our Quality Improvement Lead in order to maximise your full individual potential.

We welcome applications from student nurses in their last 6 months of training and newly qualified nurses, we are able to offer an excellent preceptorship programme and the allocation of a buddy mentor within the teams.

We have a clear career development pathway with opportunities to band 6 Deputy District Nurse posts which allow you to continue developing your clinical, leadership and theoretical skills in District Nursing Practice while undertaking further seconded study to achieve the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner qualification.

You will need to be able to meet the demands of this service by being available to work flexibly between the hours of 07.00 to 23.00 hours on a rota basis over a 7 day period and you need to be able to drive.

The interview will be carried out remotely.

We have full & part time posts available within the Shirley Team, based in Shirley, Central Team, based at Ward 10 Solihull Hospital and the North team, based at Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre.

We would welcome informal discussions, please contact;

Kelly Frail, Senior District Nurse (Shirley Team) 07812 162112

Kim Drummond, Senior District Nurse (North Team) 07773 199609

Jackie O’Sullivan, Senior District Nurse (Central team) 07977 035621

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

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.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

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.

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