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Staff Nurse

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for individuals with an interest in rehabilitation and recovery to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will have excellent communication skills with a flexible and positive attitude. You should have a caring, non-judgmental, and inclusive attitude and be committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care. Experience in a secure 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 be expected to be dynamic and committed by actively contributing to and supporting the recovery process as well as maintaining the high standards of patient care whilst working within a safe, secure and supportive environment.

You will work with our dedicated members of the MDT in implementing and evaluating individual care plans by working alongside the patient to support their recovery journey.

Kennet Ward is a 15-bedded Medium Secure Forensic Unit for males 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 Trust provides a sound preceptorship programme to support newly qualified nurses to aid their development.

It is mandatory for you to complete Positive Engagement and Caring Environment (PEACE) training, breakaway training and other training directly related to the job.

About us

We have an excellent relationship with local universities and post-graduate training providers. In addition to this you will have access to both local and trust training to support your continuing professional development.

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

Whilst practicing as a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of agreed individual care plans for the patient.

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

If you think you have the right skills and values to perform this role, please get in contact and apply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

This post also attracts RSU allowance of £1,446 per year.

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 Qualification Essential
  • RMN Qualified
  • Knowledge of MHA 2007
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a mental health acute setting.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Worked in a mental health setting
Knowledge requirements Essential
  • Fluent command of the English Language and ability to complete and maintain written records professionally.
  • IT literate.
  • Practised person-centred care and research-based care
  • Knowledge of NSF, Clinical governance and latest developments in mental health care.

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