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Band 7 Senior Urgent Care Nurse

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Urgent Care Nurse Band 7

Are you looking for your next exciting challenge? Are you an experienced frontline leader and passionate about inclusivity? Are you a value based leader and keen to work with our staff and service users?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Birmingham & Solihull Urgent Care Service, a well-established team with an extremely motivated and innovative workforce. We are looking for a similarly driven and creative professional to develop and lead the team.

Working within the Urgent care centre you will lead in assisting the team in diverting people away from the Emergency Department, ensuring service user accessing the appropriate pathways including the Street Triage , Psychiatric Decision Unit and Mental health based Place of Safety. You will be also responsible to embed the bed locality model, ensuring that service user are admitted to as close to home where possible . You must be able to practice autonomously and independently as well as be an effective member of the team, working collaboratively with other partners. Relationship forging skills are key to this post.

You will need:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Abilities to work collaboratively with partner agencies
  • Experience of managing change and leading staff.
  • Ability to make sound clinical decisions in collaboration and offer support to staff as needed

Main duties of the job

The Senior Urgent Care Nurse will be responsible for:
  • Having an overview of capacity and demand across all localities.
  • To support communications with each locality regarding patients potentially requiring admission via the Urgent Care pathway (i.e., Liaison Psychiatry, PDU, POS, Custody, Prison, Police stations).
  • To manage requests for PICU admissions across all the localities.
  • Act as a broker between localities when beds are required in addition to allocated bed stock and contracted beds.
  • Act as a broker and single point of contact between two Trusts (e.g., if a BSMHFT patient were in another Trust, or vice versa). This includes the management of the FTB contracted beds within BSMHFT and appropriate escalation if required.
  • Enable access to Appropriate Out of Area admissions ( Contracted bed and System beds).
  • Responsible for the Out of Area admissions and repatriations.
  • To support the operational running of the Urgent Care Team based at the Oleaster (e.g., PDU, POS, Street Triage, Call before to convey and NHS 111).
  • Attending the BSOL System call to support the system
  • Offering supervision to the Junior Staff
  • Managing day-to-day activities within the Urgent Care team

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

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details for further details.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Experience
  • Admission / Discharge experience
  • Degree level Qualification


  • System working - ICB, Ambulance, Police and other professionals
  • Working within the Acute and Urgent care Environment

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Oleaster Centre

6 Mindelsohn Crescent


B15 2SY

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