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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2019.

Ashurst PICU Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 267-OM2120264

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Littlemore Mental Health Hospital, Oxford
£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.

Ashurst Ward is a psychiatric intensive care unit based in Oxford - part of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust which is dedicated to the short-term management of people in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder who cannot be safely managed in a Acute admissions ward. In partnership with the local police force we also offer a Heath based place of Safety and offer crisis intervention for members of the public experiencing acute less of distress who are awaiting a Mental Health act Assessment.

We are very thrilled to offer this opportunity for Nurses wishing to gain experience and develop skills in the management of complex and dynamic care needs.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to work in these roles, with a passion for learning and delivering excellent patient-centered care. These posts are ideal for newly qualified nurses wishing to gain experience in different areas of nursing and also for experienced nurses wanting to explore other areas of nursing, and add to their skills portfolio.

As we provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, we are looking for a flexible individual who will be available to cover rotational shifts, including weekends and nights on an ad-hoc base. You'll have a strong sense of responsibility & ownership, an inclusive Patient focused work ethic as well as, willingness to learn. You'll have excellent written , face to face communication skills and strong “can do” attitude.

In return for your commitment we can provide a comprehensive induction and training package

  • Excellent development pathways: Access to the band 6 nurse developmental programme, rotational programme and management training which will prepare you for senior leadership and specialist practitioner roles. Newly qualified nurses will be supported by the practice facilitation team to complete our preceptorship program.
  • Range of national and local services: We have excellent clinical settings for you to get the skills and support you need.
  • Staff accommodation: We have a low cost accommodation, based on site for staff.
  • Excellent staff benefits: such as: childcare vouchers, healthcare and fitness services.
  • Annual updates, clinical supervision, access to the NHS Pension and monthly pay.

Full-time and part-time hours are available with flexible working considered.

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:

Dorcas Dan-Cooke. on 01865 902300.


Raj Gill. Rajwinder.Gill@Oxfordhealth on 01865902300

  • 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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