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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 267-SS1715562-A

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Forensic Services
Location:
Thames House Littlemore, Oxford
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Registered Mental Health Staff Nurses

Women’s Service, Thames House, Oxford

Band 5, £24,214 - £30,112 per annum plus a Regional Secure Unit allowance of £1,446 per annum paid monthly.

An additional short term recruitment premia of £1500 per annum paid monthly is available to Band 5 and 6 nursing staff subject to meeting the qualifying criteria. Are you committed to delivering high quality patient care?

Do you have the attitude, emotional robustness and skills to work positively with women service users with complex needs? Do you enjoy working in a supportive and skilled team and enjoy a challenge?

Thames House is a resource for the whole of the Thames Valley area providing specialist assessment, outreach, consultancy and standard setting. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help continue to shape the service and advance the standards of care for our users. The unit works directly with women planning their recovery and ultimately aims to support their move back into the community.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified Mental Health Nurses to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will deliver excellent care to our clients as part of a dynamic and developing team. You will have a good knowledge base, excellent communication skills and a flexible and positive attitude. Applicants with a caring, non-judgmental and inclusive attitude who are committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care are welcomed. Some experience in a secure setting may be an advantage but is not essential.

It is mandatory for you to complete Management of Violence Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job.


For further details / informal visits contact: John Ioannou, Ward Manager on 01865 902019




  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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