Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurse? If so, we are the team for you!
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to join the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team in Oxford.
Ideally you will have experience of working in older adult mental health services and understand the challenges that working with this client group brings. However, if you have transferrable skills and are motivated to learn about our client group, we encourage you to apply.
The MDT is made up of Medical, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Psychology colleagues and we highly regard one another's professional background and contribution to the care of our patients. We view supervision as fundamental to the functioning of the team both clinically and in terms of the wellbeing of our staff.
The team works closely with a wide range of internal and external partner's including GPs, district nursing, therapy services, social care and physical and mental health inpatient providers.
We are a friendly, supportive and dynamic team where exchange of information, ideas and individual skills are valued and encouraged so your contribution to the team would be welcomed.
Main duties of the job
Working as part of our multi-disciplinary team you will be expected to offer assessments and interventions to our patient group of older adults with mental health needs. You will manage a caseload of patients with a variety of mental health conditions both functional and organic as well as supporting our duty and triage function.
You will need to be organised, flexible and committed to delivering the highest possible care to our client group. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good lT skills are essential.
Ideally you will have experience of working in older adult mental health services and understand the challenges that working with this client group brings. However, if you have transferrable skills and are motivated to learn about our client group we would encourage you to apply.
The development of the area of community mental health with older adults is an up and coming area, which is being increasingly recognised by higher management, research and educationalists. OHFT has links with Oxford Brookes University and the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills and study, for example, modules from the MSc in Mental Health will be actively supported and encouraged.
We view supervision as fundamental to the functioning of the team both clinically and in terms of the wellbeing of our staff. We can provide professional supervision and CPD opportunities both profession specific and more generally. 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
We cover the geographical area of Oxford and North East Oxfordshire (Kidlington and Bicester).
The teams primary base is at The Warneford Hospital, Oxford with additional offices at The Julier Centre, Bicester. Core working hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00. Out-of-hours support services are managed via a team rota. Staff will be expected to work on this rota which includes occasional weekend 09:00-17:00 shifts and evening shifts in the week between 17:00-20:00.
We would really encourage you to be in contact with us and come and see how we work. 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 and Training Essential
- Registered Professional Qualification (Mental Health Nurse , Occupational Therapy or Social Work)
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
- Post graduate education specifically relating to client group (Post basic qualification in community care/ research awareness/ management)
- Approved Mental Health Professional
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
- Experience of supervising and managing staff
- Experience of providing leadership
Skills required - IT / Admin Essential
- To be IT literate
- To have excellent English verbal and written communication skills
- To have the means of accessing all areas of the geographical patch in person
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