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OPAT Sister/Charge Nurse- Fixed Term

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Nurse to be part of the newly formed OPAT service at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust covering maternity leave on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The post requires flexible working between the acute sites and patients' homes to administer intravenous antimicrobials over a 7-day week. Providing a high-quality service that is patient-centred is important to us and the successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with a flexible, dynamic approach to patient care.

You will be responsible for a specific patient caseload, in hospital and the community , undertaking clinical assessments, monitoring patient progress and contributing to the OPAT MDT.

A full UK driving license and access to a car is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for a specific patient caseload, undertaking clinical assessments, monitoring patient progress and contributing to the OPAT MDT.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organ isation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable toyourrole, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuingyourapplication with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Experience in band 5 nursing role
    • Preceptorship experience


    • Evidence of previous resource management experience.



    • RN (Branch)
    • Current NMC registration.
    • Teaching/ Assessing qualification or mentorship course


    • Leadership or First line management qualification
    • Degree level qualification in health-related subject
    • Counselling Skills Certificate qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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