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Band 5 Staff Nurse - The Barberry, Eating Disorders posted by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Band 5 Staff Nurse - The Barberry, Eating Disorders

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Eating Disorders Service

Cilantro Suite, Barberry Centre, Birmingham

£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust's induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Birmingham and Solihull Eating Disorder Service is a tertiary level regional service, offering specialist eating disorder treatment for this severe and enduring mental illness from the age of 16 and above.

The inpatient ward is a 10 bedded mixed gender, NHS England specialized commissioned, service. This is an opportunity for staff nurses (newly qualified and experienced) to gain bespoke training in eating disorders. You will be working alongside a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of Nurses, Doctors, OT, Dieticians and Psychologists.

We will ensure that you are provided with the additional skills and knowledge in order to provide excellent care. We offer an in-house training program specific to eating disorders, as well as a mentor on the ward whom you will be working alongside to ensure you are feeling confident within your role.

The applicant must hold excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic in their approach and demonstrate an understanding of the complexities involved in this specialist area of mental health.

You will be responsible for ensuring our service users engage with personalized care plans and agree therapeutic goals to establish regular healthy eating patterns. We offer a range of treatment programs to suit all of our service users which are: weight restoration, Crisis intervention, weight stabilization and weight maintenance.

Not only do we address the physical aspect of the eating disorder on Cilantro, but also the psychological side of the illness. We provide a 7 day week therapeutic group program that targets well known problem areas for our service users, such as perfectionism group, meal challenging and body image groups.

As part of a service that operates 24/7, 365 days per year, you will be expected to work Early, Lates, long days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

We would like to wish you good luck in your application and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clare Talboys (Ward Manager): [Click here to apply]

Rebecca Horwood, Lydia Blane or Sandra Ike (Deputy Ward Managers): [Click here to apply]

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Job Type:
Fixed term (12 Months)

Working pattern:
37.5 hours per week

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Nursing & Midwifery Registered

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