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Community Mental Health Nurse - City AMHT Willow Team

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
City and North East Oxon AMHT - Willow Team, Oxford
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Willow Team is part of the City and North East Oxon adult mental health team and we cover the central part of Oxford City, including two university populations. We work with a large multicultural patient group with severe and enduring mental illnesses; in collaboration with partnership agencies such as Mind, Restore, Elmore and Response. This discipline of nursing gives an opportunity to visit patients in their own home or their supported living accommodations.

We use the principles of a flexible assertive community treatment (FACT) model of healthcare. We have incorporated FACT into the daily functioning of the team; which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary (MDT) approach; with expertise from doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff. We also have twice weekly MDT meetings, where we discuss clinical matters within our supportive team. We strive to provide person centered evidence based care to patients, where possible working collaboratively with their families and carers.

This role is open to registered mental health nurses who have experience of working in mental health services. You will be confident in delivering and maintaining high quality and meaningful care for our patients, be a highly motivated autonomous practitioner and can demonstrate the ability to manage your workload effectively. You will need to manage a caseload of patients, who can display complex behaviors, with whom you will engage and offer therapeutic interventions and support. You will have experience of the Care Programme Approach process, planning treatments, assessing and managing risk, and evaluating progress regularly. This includes the identification and use of safeguarding processes when needed. We are a friendly, supportive and dynamic team committed to delivering high quality patient care. In addition we have peer support workers within the team to promote the power of lived experience, and ensure that the gap between patient and clinician is bridged.

You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions, who facilitate forums for nurses and occupational therapists. Regular supervision will be provided and support to undertake any training relevant to your profession and professional development.

We also offer excellent staff benefits including a 24/7 employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme and annual award ceremony to celebrate successes. Oxford Health have their own staff bank available; should you choose to work extra shifts and additional hours. All new members of staff are also placed on a six-month probationary period where increased levels of support will be offered.

The treatment team is based at Warneford Hospital, Oxford with the majority of the work being community based. The core working hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00; however compressed hours of working are available and can be discussed at interview.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Pippa Williams

Job title Team Manager

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Telephone number 07760991603

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