Band 5 Staff Nurse (RMN) - Hillis Lodge

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Although this post is advertised as working at Hillis Lodge, you will be employed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and will commit to covering shortfalls at other sites across the mens secure service as and when the need arises. There will also be an annual opportunity to rotate your base between different wards when you or the service require it.

We are looking to recruit to three vacant Band 5 RMN Staff Nurse posts. The successful applicants will initially be based at Hillis Lodge in Northfield.

Hillis Lodge Hillis Lodge is a 15 bedded male low secure hospital, offering care and treatment to service users from across the West Midlands, who have severe and enduring mental health conditions.

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and highly motivated Mental Health Nurse to work on the ward as part of a strong, experienced team. You will be providing high quality evidence based care to a diverse patient group who often have combined physical and mental health needs. You will act as a positive role model for staff and students and behave in a manner that reflects the philosophy of the unit and the values of the organisation as a whole.

Main duties of the job

What we would like from you:
  • RMN Qualified (or Student Nurse within 6 months of qualifying)
  • NMC Registration
  • A working knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Patient centred, individualised care approach
  • Demonstration of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and critical self-reflection.
  • Work alongside our multidisciplinary clinical team and support the work they do.
  • Having individual keyworker responsibilities / building up effective therapeutic working relationships
  • Physical health assessments, including learning about management of health conditions that may be outside your current area of confidence and experience.
  • Medication management
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to lead the planning and implementation of team learning opportunities, patient interventions and activities.

We can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Induction and commitment to on-going training care and support.
  • Comprehensive Induction to Forensics/Secure Care (In-house)
  • Access to the BSMHFT Preceptorship Course (Newly Qualified Nurses)

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 written evidence Essential
  • NMC Registration as an RMN
  • Experience of working in an in-patient mental health setting

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