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Mental Health Nurse - Health Based Place of Safety

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready to work in a new mental health trust with is leading the way in Young people's mental health care in Birmingham? Are you a mental health Nurse with CAMHS experience and want to make a real difference to the outcomes for the young people of Birmingham ?

An opportunity has become available to work within the CAMHS urgent care pathway, for Forward thinking Birmingham.

The team working with Young adults under 18 who are within our urgent care pathway. The team consists of Consultants, Lead nurses, senior mental health practitioners and support workers.

The team works across the city to offer the young adults of Birmingham specialist assessment, diagnosis and intervention. We have an exciting opportunity to be opening the first ever psychiatry decisions unit (PDU) with a place of safety in a band new building.

This is an exciting post for a mental health nurse.

We are an innovative team and are always looking for new and dynamic ways of working.

Please contact us if you would like to hear more about this exciting opportunity!

Main duties of the job

Completing assessments of young peoples mental health and developing an individual plan of care

Developing and implementing robust risk management plans

Ensuring the physical wellbeing of the young person when in the case of the HBPOS

Representing the service at professionals meetings and relevant stakeholder events

Liaison with families and carers

Completing and holding oversight of mental health act processes and documentation

Supporting crisis and home treatment teams as needed

Please see job description for full details.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description & Person Spec for full details, however in brief:

You will be responsible for coordinating the Health Based Place of Safety and the Psychiatric decisions unit. You will be responsible for managing and triaging referrals, completing mental health assessments and signposting as appropriate. There is the expectation that you will provide cross cover where needed to the rest of the urgent care pathway, ie: home treatment and/or crisis.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse RMN
  • Relevant Post qualifying qualification e.g. or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of training
  • Relevant Post graduate study or be able to demonstrate further skills based training


  • Qualification in a psychological modality - ie: CBT / DBT
  • Nurse Prescriber

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive post registration experience in mental health care
  • Use of therapeutic interventions with children and young people i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Delivering teaching / training
  • Providing consultation
  • Liaison with inpatient settings
  • Working knowledge of Health Service
  • Working knowledge of mental health including Section 136 process
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Understanding of a range of communication styles when working with children, young people, young adults and families in distress


  • Working in inpatient settings
  • Providing care in community settings
  • Developing a specialist area on behalf of the Service/ or local Team
  • Developing policies and protocols
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team
  • Supervising less experienced members of staff

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Oleaster Health based place of safety and Psychiatric Decisions Unit

Mindelsohn crescent


B15 2SY

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