Senior Staff Nurse (Older Adults Inpatients)

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of Senior Staff Nurse, in the Older Adults Division has been developed to create a new and innovative career pathway for experienced nurses who wish to pursue clinical excellence and drive the quality agenda on our wards. Working closely with Matrons, Clinical Leads and Allied Health Professionals and taking a key role in supervision within the nursing team.

You will be supported to pursue further professional development aligned to divisional priorities for patients, which include, dementia, older adult specific mental health problems, therapies, frailty, physical health and tissue viability.

Reporting into the Ward Manager, you would be working in a multi-faceted role encompassing training and development, clinical governance, quality and continuous improvement as well as a heavy focus on developing and improving care planning, implementing research and evidence based practice.

Black Country Healthcare has committed to the creation of 34 roles across all of our mental health inpatient settings and successful candidates will be part of an exciting and robust team to develop and embed this role into our services and culture- and we encourage you to be a part of this outstanding opportunity to enhance your nursing career.

Older Adults Sites:
Bushey Fields, Hospital, Dudley

Bloxwich Hospital, Walsall

Edward Street Hospital, West Bromwich

Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton
Main duties of the job
Professional responsibilities
  • To maintain registration and all professional and personal development requirements.
  • To support and contribute towards the organisation's clinical governance systems, supporting quality standards and work towards the continuous improvement in clinical and service quality.

Clinical Responsibilities
  • Senior Staff Nurse in older adult inpatient wards providing enhanced knowledge and skills, linking with the matron agenda, community specialist nurses and specific care pathways.
  • To supervise junior nursing staff, supporting day-to-day practice and ongoing development

About us

These are exciting times for Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as 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 in-patient mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and in July 2022 became 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, including multi-million pound investment in building new facilities and work-force models.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work collaboratively with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Educational and Research responsibilitiesDevelop and implement internal learning processes to evaluate and monitor the assessment process. To participate on relevant research projects relating to the service.

Management responsibilitiesTo attend relevant steering groups and forums appropriate to the development of the Inpatient Services.To be consistent and active in improving and evaluating the effectiveness of the service through feedback from service users.

Please see attached detailed job description and specification with this advert.

Person Specification
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurses - RMN or RN (Mental Health)
  • oActive registration to practice
  • oPost-qualification experience of working as a registered nurse in a mental health inpatient setting

  • oExperience of working in an older adults mental health setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oExperience of leading junior nursing and healthcare support staff in ward environment
  • oInvolvement in research and/or clinical evaluation and audit

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