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Staff Nurse (RMN) - PICU

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Enhanced Rates as per AFC
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has opened for the post of Staff Nurse on MacArthur PICU (Psychiatric ICU).

As the only NHS PICU serving the Black Country, MacArthur is a key service within BCHFT. A friendly and well integrated multi-disciplinary team, we support people presenting with challenging behaviours through periods of acute illness, focusing on collaborative working and recovery.

This is an excellent time to join us, with significant resources being invested in service improvement over the next 12-24 months. The quality of the MacArthur team was recently recognized by the CQC, which rated the Trust as 'Good' for the second consecutive inspection - we're now aiming for 'Excellent'!

Applications are encouraged both from newly qualified and experienced RMNs, and from final year nursing students. The successful candidate will receive robust support through Management and Clinical Supervision, regular access to Reflective Practice Groups, and outstanding opportunities for further study and training. A comprehensive preceptorship programme run in conjunction with Wolverhampton University benefits nurses at the beginning of their professional journey.

Please see below for more detail RE this post.

Eligible applicants are invited to apply directly. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the ward prior to interview, please contact Ward Manager Chris Moore

Main duties of the job

Staff nurses on MacArthur work closely with patients, carers and the MDT, providing bespoke support to promote recovery.

The successful applicant will receive training and support around providing least restrictive care as part of a team focused on patient experience and risk management, working with mainstream mental health services to provide a high quality, person-centred service.

Our sites are supported through effective staffing and an established multi-disciplinary team, including experienced nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, OT and support staff.

On joining, you will become part of an organization in which nursing has a strong clinical voice, and where there is excellent opportunity to develop skills and experience.

If successful, you will work as part of a motivated and patient-centred team with a range of clinical and organisational responsibilities to deliver outstanding care. These will include:
  • Development of recovery-focused therapeutic relationships
  • Bespoke care planning and risk management
  • Clinical leadership in a dynamic and sometimes challenging environment
  • Shift co-ordination
  • Participation in clinical and managerial supervision
  • Contribution to service planning and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Role modelling - in particular, demonstrating self-awareness in the context of a professional clinical role

While experience is an advantage, this is a developmental role - you don't need to know everything, but come ready to learn!

About us

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 Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed Job Description is attached, but in brief - as a newly appointed staff nurse you will be well supported working as part of a robustly staffed and experienced team to provide care to acutely unwell patients in a PICU environment.

The MacArthur Centre is run by a well-recruited MDT comprised of nurses, a dedicated medical team, psychology, OT, support workers and more. Working relationships across disciplines are excellent, and advancing quality care through team and individual development is key to our approach.

Person Specification

Professional Eligibility


  • Registered or undertaking study to register as UK RMN


  • Relevant experience/understanding of PICU patient needs

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Heath Lane Hospital

Heath Lane

West Bromwich


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