Charge Nurse

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you wish to work in a Parliamentary Award Winning team and highly specialised setting, or wish to further develop the range and breadth of your knowledge and skills in mental health within an eating disorder setting?

At Cotswold House Oxford, we are looking for a band 6 Charge Nurse.

Cotswold House Oxford is a specialist eating disorder service, offering 14 inpatient and 6-day treatment places. We work with adults (over 18) and with young people who are approaching their 18th birthday and likely to require support or treatment into adulthood.

Our service provides a stepped model of care, tailored to individual needs. We treat patients who are undertaking the recovery or crisistreatment pathways. We work with a Network of Eating Disorders Care Providers in the South of England to manage referrals and admissions.

Main duties of the job

Currently our service is piloting the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-ED). We offer a range of CBT-ED programmes and evidence-based treatments to assist a patient's return to independent living, including work, training or study.

As part of the team, you will have the basic training in CBT-ED. There are opportunities for further learning to masters degree, which are run in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University. There are also opportunities for secondment to other departments with the Trust. The Trust will support you to do any research and quality improvement projects that will improve/inform the service practice.

About us

There will be regular support groups and teaching sessions on a wide range of topics to enhance your experience. We are committed to developing a strong team and workforce and in supporting your preceptorship and career progression.

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

Applicants should be highly motivated with a willingness to learn. If successful you will be part of the well-established multi-disciplinary team comprising of nurses, occupational therapists, social worker, physiotherapist, psychological therapists, doctors, dieticians, nurses, students, pharmacist, chaplaincy, nursing associate trainees, housekeepers, administrators and consultant.

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and ability, whilst continually improving services and providing hands on quality care to our service users.

Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care in a safe, caring and excellent way, ensuring that care provision is collaborative, holistic and individualised. The ward commits itself to ensuring that care delivery is based on collaborative and continuous assessment of mental and psychological needs, risk reduction, physical, spiritual and social needs. Cotswold House aims to provide services that respects the privacy, dignity, choices and confidentiality of each individual patient, acknowledging their culture, ethnicity, physical ability, gender and religious beliefs.

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.

We encourage you to give us a telephone or a virtual call to discuss the role. You are also welcome to visit the ward (maybe subject to change)

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Management Training
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working as a nurse
  • Eating Disorder experience
Skills Essential
  • A commitment to develop into the role and undertake education/ training
  • Able to effectively manage the ward in the absence of the Clinical Team Leader or Modern Matron

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