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Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse - South West Home Treatment Team

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint dynamic Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurses to work in the South West Birmingham Team in The Oleaster

South West Home Treatment provides an intensive service to individuals aged 25 and above who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health. We work within an MDT and are a fast paced and busy team.

You can expect to achieve / build upon skills of working in a pressured environment, responding and managing to crises and delivering short term interventions to an interesting and varied client group.The successful candidates should be highly motivated individuals, patient centred in their approach to care and ideally have experience of working in an acute or community setting.

If you are up for a new challenge, will be willing to develop towards a Band 6 role and would like to be considered for this post, we look forward to hearing from you.

We will accept newly qualified nurse applicants .

Main duties of the job

Team members will be working a shift system over 7 days. The current shift pattern is 08:00-16:00 (Early), 13:00-21:00 (Late) and 08:00 - 21:00 (Long Day). Team members can also be expected to be rotated on above duties as/when required.

To coordinate and provide specialist acute crisis psychiatric interventions and expertise to service users in crisis 24 hrs per day 7 days per week 52 weeks per year within their own home / residence.

Provide a gate keeping service to the in-patient wards. To facilitate early discharge and provide an effective and viable alternative to hospital admission for clients in crisis by developing an individualised approach to the practical and functional needs of the service user.

To provide specialist crisis resolution support and advice to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team.

To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff and students.

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 peoples 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (part 3 or 13)
Skills & experience Essential
  • Nursed mentally unwell patients
  • Experience in Community Nursing

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