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Bank Special School Nursing
Bank Level 6
Bank: Flexible
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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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£18.40 / hour ( pay) + enhancements
01/02/2021 23:59

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Bank Level 6 Special School Nurse

Bank Level 6

We are looking to recruit Bank Level 6 Special School Nurses for flexible working within the Special School Nursing Team at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) via the Trust Bank, the organisation’s temporary staffing department.

BCHC delivers a range of healthcare services across a number of sites and specialties. The Trust Bank provides temporary cover to cover shortfalls in staffing and to support the delivery of the service.

We would welcome applications from enthusiastic committed children’s nurses with proven clinical experience with Children who have complex health needs.

This post will be working across the city-wide special school nursing service implementing and delivering specialist nursing care in a special school environment. The successful candidates will be required to carry out assessments; provide both planned and responsive clinical care and ensure that local safeguarding policies are adhered to.

They will be identified as a role model for the Band 5/Bank Level 5 Special School Nurses and Enteral Feeding Assistants and will also support education staff and offer advice and support to parents and pupils.

We would therefore welcome applications from experienced nurses who have excellent communication skills and are able to manage their time effectively. An understanding of the needs of children and young people with disability and/or additional health problems is essential.

The children are aged from 2 ½ to 19 years and have a wide range of complex health needs. The successful candidate will be based within the special schools in Birmingham and must be able to travel during the working day.

Nursing experience would be essential, however support will be provided. However, the successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills, an outgoing personality and enthusiasm, with the ability to work under pressure at times

The service operates across the whole of Birmingham, so travel around the Trust and City may be required.

We are currently recruiting dedicated and motivated individuals with a sound clinical knowledge and the ability to work independently. Do you want…

  • To work as part of a dedicated team?
  • To join a forward thinking, innovative organisation which puts its patients first?
  • To contribute to the provision of high quality care?
  • Choose your own hours to fit in with your personal circumstances on an ad hoc basis?

If so then working within the Trust Bank could be just what you are looking for. 

The main delay in a recruitment process is often is confirmation of Employment History or References. We would like to make you aware that if you are successful, the Trust requires contact details for referees who can confirm your employment and/or education for the last 3 years.

Please be aware that this post requires completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form. Due to recent changes in law, the DBS operate a system of ‘Single Certification’ whereby only a copy of the certificate / disclosure is issued to candidates and not to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as the employer. You are therefore advised that upon receipt of the DBS certificate/disclosure, you are required to provide the original copy to a member of the Centralised Recruitment Team at Priestley Wharf. Please note that failure to do so will result in the Trust being unable to process your application and your conditional offer may be withdrawn.


  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address
  • Please be aware that BCHC utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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David Preston on 0121 466 7435