Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist looking for your next role in the historic West Oxfordshire market town of Witney? We are looking for Band 6 Nurse or Occupational Therapists to join our Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT) based in Witney.
We can also consider preceptorship for any Band 5 applicants.
This role within our North and West AMHT is an integral part of the Treatment function. We would consider full time (37.5 hours a week) or part time - with minimum of 30 hours a week.
This role is open to all qualified RMNs /OTswho have extensive experience of working in adult mental health services and understand the challenges that this care group can bring.
Main duties of the job
Working within the treatment function of the AMHT you will act as a Care co ordinator for patients with Severe and Enduring Mental Health diagnosis. You will need to be able to work autonomously, with a caseload of patients with whom you will engage and offer the recommended treatment and support. You will have experience of CPA process and able to assess and plan treatment with service users. You will also be able to assess and manage risk, including use of Safeguarding processes.
There are opportunities for team working and facilitating groups such as MBT/CBT based interventions. The MDT consists of medics, psychological therapists, social workers, OTs, RMNs and support workers, as well as embedded workers from the third sector to support with employment, housing and social needs. In addition we have embedded Peer Support Workers within the teams to promote the power of lived experience and ensure that the gap between patient and clinician is bridged.
The post holder will need to be able to travel around the county, to offer interventions to patients and carer's, The area is quite rural with limited public transport, so access to transport is essential.
We are a supportive, dynamic and integrated team which although busy has many rewards. We care deeply about our patients and their families and carers. We believe in listening and responding as a team, piloting new models, supporting each other and developing and using new care approaches. We aim to improve patient care as well as provide increase staff satisfaction and sense of achievement.
The team is highly supportive and committed to delivering high quality patient care; where the caseload can be demanding, diverse and frequently complex.
Regular supervision will be provided and you will be encouraged to undertake any training relevant to your professional and personal development.
You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who facilitate forums for Nursing and Occupational Therapists and hold your development as central. 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 schem
Job description Job responsibilities
Our AMHT provide an assessment and treatment function and the staff working within the team work on a rota covering shifts from 07.00 to 21.00 (7 days/week).The successful candidate will be with the Treatment part of the team, based in one of our 2 FACT teams. This part of the team work mainly 9-5 Monday to Friday however there is an expectation that there is flexibility to cover the out of hours shifts when required.
The team are working using the FACT model of care. There are daily triage meetings with all members of the MDT (Doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists, ). 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 Education/Training Essential
- Registered Professional Qualification (Mental Health Nurse )
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
Occupational Experience Essential
- To have experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
- To have relevant experience in community care and have specific clinical expertise in mental health
- Demonstrate an understanding of clinical risk assessment and management
- Experience of supervising/managing staff
- To be IT literate
- To have excellent English verbal and written communication skills
- To be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
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