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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2019.

Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 267-OM2064228

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adult Mental Health
The Elms Centre Older Adults North CMHT., Banbury
£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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North Oxon Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OACMHT) for a newly qualified Band 5 Nurse to join our enthusiastic and highly motivated team. This post is for a period of one year to cover maternity leave. This would therefore be ideal for a newly qualified Nurse or a qualified Band 5 Nurse wishing to expand on their previous experience. Internal candidates are also welcome to apply as a secondment opportunity.

The North OACMHT covers a wide geographical area of North and West Oxfordshire. The multi-disciplinary team have two main bases in Banbury and Witney. They provide a range of services and interventions, including assessment and treatment of serious mental health issues, crisis intervention, and memory clinics to the catchment population. Staff in the team work shifts to provide a seven day a week service.

The team are friendly and supportive as well as dedicated to providing excellent care and service through evidence-based interventions and research. We work closely with families and carers as well as other services including social services who may be involved in supporting our patients/clients who have complex needs. The team enjoy having a range of students learning and working with them and have gained consistent positive feedback.

The successful candidate will be provided with full preceptorship and can develop their knowledge, skills and confidence further in relation to all aspects of the post as well as contributing to service improvements within the team. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their career plan further beyond preceptorship. The leadership team who you will be supported by is committed to continuous development and improvement through supervision, training, reflective practice, peer review as well as promoting staff wellbeing.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Angela Brown (Team Manager), Natalie Herbert (Deputy Manager) or Terri Awaad (Deputy Manager) on 01865 902726.

  • 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.

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

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