Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic and thoughtful nurse? Can you support your Ward Manager and Medical team to provide excellent inpatient care for our patients? And support your nursing colleagues along the way? If so, we are looking for you!
Ashurst ward is a 11-bedded male psychiatric intensive care unit. We are looking for an enthusiastic staff nurse with a caring, non-judgmental, and inclusive attitude, who is committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care. Experience in an acute setting would be an advantage, but is not essential as we will provide you with all the training required.
Main duties of the job
You will assist our dedicated members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in implementing and evaluating individual care plans by working alongside the patient to support their recovery journey. Your duties will also include actively supporting individual clients in engaging with their local community and reducing social isolation. What we need from you!
- A keen interest in new and upcoming technologies within Nursing and Healthcare
- Be self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing initiative and promoting new ideas on how to improve the service
- Be compassionate, caring and creative with excellent communication skills
- A flexible and positive attitude with a willingness to accommodate our 24/7 service
On Ashurst Ward we understand that nursing is not just a job, but a calling, a passion and a way of life, and even on the toughest days, it's all worth it. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our team works hard to ensure high quality, patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do. You will be part of a motivated, supportive and cohesive multi-disciplinary Mental Health Team where your contribution is highly important. The team actively promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to the care coordination of our clients. Here on Ashurst Ward we can offer you!
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- A supportive team and committed colleagues
- Support for further training and education, potential training to the right candidate could include Phlebotomy training, Psychosocial Intervention training and Immediate Life Support training, Family Intervention
- Access to additional training to further support your career and progression on the ward, and within the trust!
- There is a large variety and range of available additional training through our L+D services, we encourage and support staff where possible to participate in further training and education while on the ward.
- 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 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
- Experience of working at Band 5 level, or equivalent, in an acute setting. Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
- Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
- Worked in a mental health setting
- IT literate
- Fluent command of the English Language and ability to complete and maintain written records professionally.
- Practised person-centred care and research-based care
- Knowledge of NSF, Clinical governance and latest developments in mental health care
- RMN Qualified
- Knowledge of MHA 2007
- Medical management training
Personal Qualifites Essential
- Able to organise/prioritise time effectively
- Able to listen to and communicate effectively with service users, carers and colleagues at all levels.
- Flexible and adaptable
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