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Community Mental Health Nurse

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Elms Centre, Banbury
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an enthusiastic and motivated qualified Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Occupational Therapist(OT) looking to develop your career in community mental health?
We are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Occupational Therapist (OT) - Band 5, to join our Older Adults Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) based in Banbury. The post is full time (37.5hrs a week) however there is the availability of flexible working- minimum of 30hrs a week.
The North OA CMHT 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, step up work, physical health monitoring and memory clinics to the catchment population.
The Older Adult CMHTs in Oxfordshire offer a 7 day a week service which is split across 3 different CMHTs. The main shifts are Monday to Friday 9-5. The teams offers rotational evening cover across Oxfordshire alongside the other Older Adult CMHTs in Oxfordshire (city and south). There are also weekend shifts 9-5, again rotational alongside colleagues in the other OA CMHTs.
The team are friendly and supportive as well as dedicated to providing excellent care and service through evidence-based interventions, research and quality improvement work. 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 Trust provide many development opportunities for staff through our Learning and development department and links with university's and our Quality Improvement team. Health Education England are also providing funding within the Trust, to support staff training needs. The leadership team are committed to continuous development and improvement through supervision, training, reflective practice, peer review and staff wellbeing.
The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, resourceful and caring, they should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal .Preceptorship is available for newly qualified members of staff. They will need to demonstrated a good awareness of mental health and knowledge of working with Older Adults with Mental Health problems. In return we can offer a full induction and a focus on developing their knowledge, skills and confidence further, in relation to all aspects of the post, as well as contributing to service improvements/development within the team. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their career plan further.
Applicants will need the ability to travel across the area to see patients within their homes, in a location where there are many villages and limited public transport to some of these areas.
For more information and further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Tasmin Irving (Service Manager) 01865 902726 or 07767 338860.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Tasmin Irving

Job title: Service Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 07767338860

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