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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 284-MENTALHEALTH-19

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Location:
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Salary:
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


Band 6- Senior Mental Health Nurses

Be part of the movement to improve and provide mental health services for young people aged 0 to 25 years old in the city of Birmingham.

Come along to our BWC open day on Saturday 7th September 10am-2pm at Birmingham Children’s Hospital or a mental health specific open day on Thursday 12th September 10am-4pm at Highbury Hall, 4 Yew Tree Road, Birmingham, B13 8QG. You will meet members of the mental health service teams who will be able to share their experience with you about working for us and will also be able to offer you further advice regarding the service and career opportunities.

You can complete an application online or on the open day, be interviewed and offered a job all on the same day, if you meet the criteria. If you complete an online application but do not attend on the open day we will be in touch.

We have vacancies across the city in our community hubs

  • Vacancies within our Urgent Care Pathway comprising of Home Treatment and Crisis. We are particularly looking for those with experience working with the older 18-25 age range. The Urgent care team work a 3 (12 hour) day week followed by a 4 (12 hour) day week.
  • Full-time Band 6 employed by BWC on behalf of Forward Thinking Birmingham (37.5 hours)
  • Also vacancies within core teams at our community hubs (4 across the city). These are mostly full time Monday to Friday positions. We are particularly looking for registered nurses in our West Hub based at Finch Road Primary Care Centre in Lozells.
  • Specialist pathway vacancies in ADHD, Eating Disorders and Early Intervention teams.

Forward Thinking Birmingham has been in existence since 2016 and continues to develop specialist services for young people with a range of mental health needs.

Be under no illusion we have work to do but rest assured FTB is a unique and truly individual service, which is continuously learning and evolving, whose primary aim is to meet the mental health needs of a multi-cultural city.

We are seeking to recruit mental health practitioners, who will have experience as a registered mental health nurse. Ultimately you will be able to hold a complex case load within a community setting and work safely and sensitively with our patients.

Our service includes patients with first episode psychosis and or a range of mental health disorders. You may also come into contact with people with a diagnosis of Autism, personality disorder and needs related to learning disabilities.

You will be an inspirational, innovative, high performing individual who is able to make safe and confident decisions around patient care, working in close partnership with patients and their parents, families, carers and friends and a range of other stakeholders.

You will need to hit the ground running, therefore, you will have extensive post registration experience in mental health setting. We expect our staff to lead from their heart – have a passion for wanting to make a difference to people’s lives, acting as a vigorous advocate for the young people of Birmingham.

In return you will receive support and guidance and opportunities for learning and development.

You will have access to a range of specialists and professionals – ours is a truly multi-disciplinary approach to health care and if you have the stamina, courage and commitment, then we would like to hear from you.

Benefits of working with FTB (employed by BWC)

  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays increasing to 33 days holiday with continuous service
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • NHS Discounts
  • Excellent opportunities for career development as we continue to develop new transformational services.
  • Expert clinical supervision
  • We are developing a new training strategy which will include psychological and health skills, recovery, advanced clinical skills and leadership training.

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work and has been transformed over the last few years with developments such as Grand Central, the Bull Ring and Millennium Point. There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools. With more projects on the horizon such as HS2, further City regeneration and hosting the Common Wealth games in 2022, Birmingham is becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World. The Trust may pay relocation expenses to the successful applicant, if eligible.

 

For an informal discussion regarding these posts please contact:

Jo Hemming, Head of Nursing, Forward Thinking Birmingham, 07798 691 457, Email j.hemming@nhs.net

Lisa McGowan, Quality Clinical Lead Nurse, Forward Thinking Birmingham, Email – lisa.mcgowan5@nhs.net.

For Finch Road vacancies contact Kay Hill, Clinical Team Manager , 07393001844 or email kay.hill 3@nhs.net

For Urgent Care Vacancies contact Louise Lorne, Clinical Team Manager, 07887535642 or email Louise.lorne@nhs.net.

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Interview date: 7 September and 12 September 2019




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 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 and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body 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 no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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