Lead Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner - Highfield PICU (Oxford

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Highfield PICU - Warneford Hospital, Oxford
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Want to make a difference to the lives of young people at a vulnerable stage of their illness? Then come join our new adolescent PICU team: a purpose built psychiatric intensive care unit for young people.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Band 6 nurse to join the team. You will need to have an interest in Positive Behaviour Support as this will be the model implemented on the ward. Prior experience of this model would be desirable however candidates will also be considered who have a real interest in functional assessments that support with understanding behaviours that challenge and improving quality of life. Training on Positive Behaviour Support will be provided for all staff.

We are looking for an individual who is energetic and enthusiastic about working collaboratively with young people and their families, and who is committed to utilising acute nursing skills at the highest level and ensuring young people are able to receive the least restrictive care possible.

You will have the opportunity along with the ward manager to be involved in the recruitment and development of the nursing team who will be working on the PICU.

The unit is committed to teaching/training and providing evidence based care. Developing research for adolescent inpatient care will be a crucial component of the role.

The team offers a comprehensive induction package and training programme for all new staff including a bespoke week of adolescent mental health teaching PBS training and a 3 day DBT skills based training.

Please contact Tom Lankester (Clinical Nurse Lead) or Sarah Firth (Modern Matron) on 01865 902711 to discuss this role further.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTom LankesterJob titleClinical Nurse LeadEmail addresstom.lankester@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 902711

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