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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 267-OMN5127-C

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Adult Mental Health
Location:
Allen Acute Ward Ox Adults 267AAWP01, 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.


Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse or are you soon to be qualified?

We are interested in recruiting nurses who are either looking to gain skills in inpatient mental health nursing or more experienced Band 5s who is wishing to develop the range and breadth of their knowledge and skills with a view to developing into a Band 6 role.

We are committed to supporting your career progression and we have strong links with Oxford Brookes University. We will provide you with a full induction or preceptorship programme if you are newly qualified as well as regular support groups and teaching sessions on a wide range of topics to enhance your experience. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences as well as earn more money if you choose to work as part of our staff bank.

Allen Ward provides acute care environment for 20 female patients who require support in an acute phase of illness. Allen ward aims to provide the highest standard of care in a safe, caring and excellent way, ensuring that care provision is collaborative, holistic and individualized. The ward commits itself to ensuring that care delivery is based on collaborative and continuous assessment of mental and psychological needs, risk reduction, physical, spiritual and social needs. Allen ward aims to provide services that respects the privacy, dignity, choices and confidentiality of each individual patient, acknowledging their culture, ethnicity, physical ability, gender and religious beliefs.

We aim to help the patient achieve their full potential by working within a multi-professional framework in a friendly environment and with local services and external agencies.
Applicants should be highly motivated and have some working knowledge of working in an Acute setting. A basic understanding of psychiatric illnesses, risk assessment, care planning, the Mental Health Act, de-escalation principles and positive engagement is preferred.

We would encourage you to give us a call to discuss the role and we very much welcome visits from interested applicants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tina Adin Larbi, Ward Manager Allen Ward. 01865 902600 Faustina.AdinLarbi@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk




  • 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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