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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Oleaster

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting and varied inpatient role at the Oleaster Centre for Mental Health?

The centre offers five wards, each with their own specific client group and ethos consisting of male PICU, male and female Assertive Outreach wards, and female and male acute mental health wards. Bed Management, Psychiatric Decisions Unit, 2 large Home Treatment Teams and the specialist ECT suite are also amongst the teams based at the Centre. We are also next door to The Barberry, which is a hospital that provides national services in specialist areas such as mother and baby, Deaf services and eating disorders. The Oleaster is central to acute and urgent care provision across Birmingham and offers a number of conveniences and transport links within the local area.

Magnolia is the Assertive Outreach (AOT) inpatient wardproviding enhanced care and support for male patients being cared for under the Assertive Outreach model across Birmingham. You will be working within an established and talented team who have a wealth of experience to learn from and existing established working relationships with the corresponding community AO Teams. The successful candidate will be provided with opportunity to identify unique development needs, reflect on and enhance their skills and knowledge as well as receive ongoing support on a regular basis.

Main duties of the job

Some of the key duties, not exclusive to:

- Being a named nurse and having special responsibility for identified group patients, including co ordinating their inpatient care, liaising with relevant community teams, being an advocate, building supportive relationships, shaping and creating person centred and recovery focused care plans and comprehensive risk assessments

- Medication management and administration

- Providing high quality care in line with individual care plans and helping create a therapeutic and safe environment

- Working within best practice guidelines, principles, and policies

- Leading shifts and allocating tasks

- Providing support to wider team

- Responding to clinical incidents and emergencies and learning from events in practice

- Leading and contributing to ward reviews and discharge meetings

- Ensuring required paperwork reflecting physical health assessments, risk, assessment summaries, care plans and so on are comprehensive, complete, and up to date

- Complying with requirements stipulated by Mental Health Act and ensuring its application is safe and lawful

- Supporting students from nursing and other disciplines and enhancing their learning and development, assessing their skills and overall progress

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

This role gives the opportunity for hybrid working and you will typically be asked to work in a hybrid way, working from your home and also from Trust HQ The Uffculme Centre, or any other agreed site.

Person Specification



  • Nursing Degree or Diploma


  • experience pre graduation

Experience and attitude


  • A positive attitude towards nusring


  • Able to demonstrate experience of working with service users and carers

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Seminar Room, The Barberry Centre

25, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston


B15 2SY

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