Band 5 Staff Nurse - Jasmine Deaf Inpatient Services

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, UK
08 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to work at Jasmine Deaf Inpatient Services.Deaf awareness and experience of Deaf culture is desirable along with any level of British Sign Language (BSL) ability. All permanent staff will expected to complete up to level 2 BSL (British sign language) as communication requirements for their role. This training is provided in house.

The National Deaf Mental Health Service, provided by BSMHFT, operating from The Barberry was established in 1993 to provide a national service which includes a day service and community team. We are a 12 bedded mixed ward who provide admission for deaf or deaf/blind people, when the mental disorder is of such a nature to warrant in-patient treatment.

The National Deaf Mental Health Service aims to provide high quality services utilising resources effectively, ensuring that deaf service users, relatives and carers are given the highest standard of care.

The service aims to advise, support and work with other services and organisation's. This is by ensuring timely, accessible and equitable assessment and care is provided to service users. The National Deaf Mental Health Service also provides support and expert advice to other NHS services and statutory agencies.

The inpatient service admits both informal and sectioned patients, as we are NHS England funded we take referrals from across the country, either from GP services, CMHT's or from Manchester and London's Deaf services.

We have a mixture of deaf and signing staff.

We also have the availability of BSL interpreters within the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Grant Budge - Acting Ward manager ( Email address removed ), 01213012465

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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