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Modern Matron/Senior Clinical Lead - CAMHS PICU

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to make a real difference to the lives of young people at a vulnerable stage of their illness?

Oxford Health are opening a state of the art purpose built psychiatric intensive care unit for 8 young people aged 11-17 and would like you to be part of this team.

We are looking for a passionate, forward thinking Modern Matron with excellent clinical leadership skills, who will create a culture of creative risk management and high quality patient centred care. The post holder will be instrumental in the development and opening of the new unit, working alongside the Multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to shape the team ethos, whilst working towards the Trusts aims of Caring, Safe and Excellent.

You will have had experience in both CAMHS and, ideally within a PICU setting too, and will have experience of managing a clinical team.

We will need you to be familiar with positive behaviour support (PBS) programme and support implementation on the ward. Training on Positive Behaviour Support will be provided for all staff.

You will hold a portfolio whereby you will be responsible for leading on behalf of the team, working with various stakeholders within and outside of the Trust. You will work closely with the Thames Valley Provider Collaborative and other services within the Network, working in partnership to serve the local CAMHS population, with careful transitions planning and co-created care plans.

About us

Staff wellbeing and safety it of the utmost importance in our Trust. We are looking for someone who can role model this themselves, fostering a culture of self-care to both staff and patients.

The unit is committed to teaching/training and providing evidence-based care and 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.

As part of our comprehensive professional development education offer, we can give you the opportunity to undertake a fully funded masters pathway and PGcert in applied healthcare leadership validated by our partner university. You can also be funded to undertake a leadership course from the NHS leadership academy ( or equivalent). You will have access to NHS Elect and the NHS leadership academy for regular CPPD. You can also apply for doctoral funding on an annual basis.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

Please contact us on the details below if you would like to discuss this role further or to arrange an informal visit.

Please note:
  • 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 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMHN
  • Post graduate management qualification or equivalent management experience
  • Mentor qualification
  • Training in Positive Behaviour support model (PBS) e.g. Masters level or equivalent
  • Master's degree
Experience Essential
  • Experiencing of working within CAMHS
  • Experience of managing a Clinical Team
  • Experience of leading teams, and of managing the performance of individuals within a team
  • Detailed understanding of the key policy issues affecting the delivery of health and social care across local health economy and at national level
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of working in PICU
Personal & Professional Skills/Qualities Essential
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience in supporting nursing development i.e. education and training
  • Demonstrate an ability to organise self and others.
  • Demonstrate an ability to motivate self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate at different levels and relay information to people with different levels of ability to understand
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of using feedback for improvement/learning from incidents
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Working knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Model
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical governance and Care Quality Commission (CQC) essential standards of care
  • Skills and experience in managing poor performance and dealing with misconduct issues
  • Experience of successful budget and resource management

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