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inreach to care homes specialist nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across the region and system. We have newly created clinical divisions and we're currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Taking on one of our community roles, you'll play a key part in preventing and reducing the likelihood of admission, and improve the flow of patients from the community into secondary care.

But just as we look after our patients, we make sure to look after our staff, too. We have a strong dedication to staff health and wellbeing, as well as anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. This is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, feel truly supported and do great things in the process.

Main duties of the job

As part of our Community Transformation Programme and exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 In Reach to Care Homes Worker to support the further development of our In reach to Care Homes Service. These posts will form part of our Enhanced Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults and will work alongside other Multi-Disciplinary Health professionals in delivering care to patients in the care home.

The aim of this service is to ensure that care home patients have an improved experience through high quality care and access to health professionals with the skills to support their Mental Health needs

About us

In return for your talent and dedication, you can look forward to an exciting and thorough induction programme, an outstanding rewards package, including access to a range of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) opportunities, opportunities for professional development and career progression supported by a 1stclass Talent Management programme. You'll receive clinical and professional support from a diverse and growing multi-disciplinary team, a creative, learning and forward thinking environment, an extensive Health and Wellbeing offer from internal and external services, generous annual leave of up to 33 days per year plus bank holidays, an excellent NHS pension offer, long service awards, our net deduction car lease scheme and our 'purchase white goods through salary' scheme.

We are an inclusive Trust and employer, serving a diverse population across our region. We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve and strive for the diversity and ability of our workforce to be able offer this. As a Trust, we have pledged to be an 'Anti-Racist' organisation and pride ourselves on being able to support this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for dynamic, highly skilled and motivated nurses with knowledge and experience in working with Older Adults.

You must be a registered mental health nurse

As part of the Enhanced Community Mental Health Team, you will have access to regular clinical supervision and training and will be further supported in developing new skills required for this unique role

You must be able to independently meet the travel requirements of the role.

In accordance with government regulations which are due to come into force on 1 April 2022, successful applicants for this role will be required to provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with a complete course of an authorised vaccine against COVID-19, or that they come within a specified exemption. If you require further information regarding this requirement or in relation to clinical or other specified exemptions, please contact the Recruiting Manager. Any offer of employment will be conditional on the required evidence being provided to the Trust, on an ongoing basis, as required by the regulations.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse
  • Evidence of Older Adult specific continuous development
  • Recent Experience of working with Older Adults Mental Health


  • Experience of delivering effective health care programs
  • Demonstrable knowledge of using a model of care relevant to older adults

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Brooklands Health Centre

Brooklands Parade



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