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Registered Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Oakwood is an 8 bedded male rehabilitation unit within the Health and Justice Service in Middlesbrough. This unit specialises in patients diagnosed with a Learning Disability and/or Autism with offending behaviour and require care and treatment under the Mental Health Act. Oakwood is a standalone unit presented as a house in the community which provides a homely and relaxed feel for our service-users and staff whilst supporting with community integration.

The rehabilitation unit enables people to step down from secure wards when there is still a requirement for risk management and recovery focused interventions to provide opportunities to continue their journey back into their community. Oakwood provides opportunity to practice life skills, increase confidence, receive robust recovery orientated support, and look at future planning.

There is a comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Team approach.

Oakwood works closely with the Secure Outreach Transitions Team who provide additional activity to the unit, treatment plan reviews and discharge planning. We work alongside different external partners such as: advocacy, solicitors, Police and the Ministry of Justice.

Our overall goals are to improve recovery in people's lives by minimising the impact of mental ill health or a learning disability, all service users to have a support plan and complete treatment interventions to promote a safe and successful transfer into the community

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a nurse who is motivated and enthusiastic to join our team to support the recovery of our service users. Oakwood has a long-standing team who are very experienced and knowledgeable and are commended on their staff wellbeing initiatives and support that is provided to one another. There is opportunity to undertake CPD training and to receive support and guidance on professional development.

An Oakwood shift as a nurse would involve allocating tasks medications management completing mental health assessments risk assessments reviewing care plans 1:1 therapy reviews e.g. making wise choices 1:1 support physical health reviews risk management audits handovers supervisions and attend meetings. You would be offered regular supervision, appraisal reviews, team away days and additional forms of supervisions e.g., psychology supported tea and chats.

Oakwood is a relaxed environment where restrictive interventions are extremely rare, we plan ward days out on a quarterly basis, celebrate all traditions and cultures through theme nights and sessions and have home cooked meals every day.

If you feel you would be a good fit to join our team and have any questions regarding the role, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

About us

A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in people

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

Disability Confident Scheme

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

Continuously improving services

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via our recruitment fairs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council RNMH or RNLD (RNSC - CAMHS only ) - RGN (If appropriate - Advert must indicate if the role is open to RGN nurses to apply)
  • To be recognised practice assessor / mentor or work towards in an agreed timescale
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within 6 month probationary period)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Working with people with mental ill health / learning disabilities
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in partnership with other agencies



  • Evidence based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust



22 Belle Vue Grove



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