This job has expired

Band 8b Nurse Consultant - Physical Health

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

View more

Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Nurse Consultant in Physical Healthcare within Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Dementia & Frailty services. We are looking to recruit a senior nurse who is experienced and passionate about improving the quality of care for older people.

The Dementia & Frailty Division comprises a group of specialist services for people living with dementia and also those who have a functional mental health problem who are also frail. The service is delivered through two pathways of care and staff are based in inpatients and community teams across three sites within the Trust boundary. We have national accreditation for all our inpatient wards through the Royal College of Psychiatrists AIMS Programme. We also have a nationally accredited Memory Assessment Service through the MSNAP accreditation scheme.

What you will bring:
  • Qualified RN on NMC Register.
  • Evidence of significant post registration education Leadership and/or Management training and development at Masters Degree level or
  • Extensive post registration nursing experience within the clinical speciality of services for older people.
  • Knowledge and expertise across the four pillars of advanced practice including clinical services, education, leadership, research and development.
  • Experience of concurrently managing a wide variety of projects and developing new ideas from scratch.
  • Non-medical prescriber or willing to undertake the course.

Main duties of the job

The Nurse Consultant will work as an autonomous practitioner and provide clinical leadership through the development and delivery of the highest level of clinical practice and provide expert nursing through direct care, consultancy and clinical supervision of practitioners in dementia & frailty.The postholder will be the lead for addressing physical health and frailty within the Dementia & Frailty pathway, ensuring evidence based care is embedded within practice, highlighting any new information that is published and benchmarking Trust Services against the standards set out within the Government documents.The postholder will be required to provide professional leadership and advice to the tasks of commissioning, modernisation, quality improvement and performance monitoring of services for people with mental health illnesses. They will use their expert knowledge to further develop and sustain effective high quality nursing services.They will be responsible for the management, development and commissioning of nursing needs assessment and research within the field of mental health nursing, providing advice where appropriate.The postholder will be expected to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations and will lead and participate in the work of interdisciplinary and multiagency groups to address a range of general and specialist portfolios relevant to these programmes of care.

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.

Person Specification Education, Training & Qualification Essential
  • Qualified RGN on NMC Register of Nurses Part 1 without restrictions
  • Independent non-medical prescriber or willingness to work towards
  • Evidence of significant post registration development within advanced practice
  • Evidence of significant education leadership and/or management training and development at Masters Degree level or equivalent
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills including examination and formulating a diagnosis.
  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • In depth current post registration nursing experience, particularly in the specialty of older adults
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise across a number of areas, eg., clinical, education, personnel, finance
  • Experience of concurrently managing a wide variety of projects
  • Significant professional leadership particularly in professional development, clinical governance, supervision and appraisal
  • In depth current post registration nursing experience within the clinical specialty of mental health services
  • Teaching qualification and or demonstrable experience of teaching to undergraduates or more widely in post graduate teaching
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • A demonstrable knowledge of evidence based practice within the four pillars of advanced practice
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills and information handling skills in relation to complex physical health presentations
  • Experience of effective redesign and improvement methodologies.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work without supervision and meet deadlines in a high pressured environment
  • Awareness of own strengths & weaknesses and impact on others
  • Personal integrity - strongly held commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and high standards
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to making service improvements and a determination to achieve positive service outcomes
  • Able to drive with access to a vehicle for work or an alternative method to get to work base.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert