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Charge Nurse

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum | pro-rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Stop Scrolling! Embark on an exciting new chapter with us in the historic town of Oxford.

The Littlemore Mental Health Centre was opened in the early 2000's and sits in the pretty Village of Sandford-on-Thames on the outskirts of Oxford. The site sits within commuter distance of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and London City. Due to our central location, we boast a hugely inclusive and diverse staff group and consider ourselves lucky to have such diversity within our team.

We are looking to add to our ChargeNurse group by recruiting motivated and enthusiastic individual into our team here at Thames House.

Main duties of the job

Thames House is an innovative and dedicated team that comprises of a large MDT. You will work closely with nursing, medical, psychology and occupational therapy team members. We have established very effective ways of working with the patients to help them identify and reach their goals whilst keeping them safe and supporting them onwards to a new life in the community. If you think you have the right skills and values to offer us at this exciting time then we would very much like you to hear from you.

About us

We are committed to the ongoing development of our staffing group and actively encourage the continued professional development of our employees. Oxford Health has an ever-growing Learning and Development department that can work with your line manager in supporting your ongoing growth.

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

Thames House is a 26 bedded low secure unit for women with a diagnosis of mental illness and/or personality disorder. Many of our service users have had experience of the criminal justice system in the past. The unit is split into a 10 bedded high dependy unit and a 16 bed lower dependency unit.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute and participate in the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of care and treatment for people with mental health problems.

This post attracts a RSU Lead of £1,446 per annum on top of your annual salary.

It is mandatory for you to complete PEACE Training and other training directly related to the job.

You will work a rotating shift pattern to cover our 24 hour, 7 day a week service. All candidates must be computer literate.

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 Experience Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Have experience in a leadership and management role
Knowledge Essential
  • Theoretical knowledge of MHA legislation including the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and adults policy
  • Has previous experience in working as a staff nurse in forensic mental health care setting
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Effective leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills
  • Able to take direction and instruction

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