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Staff Nurse - CAMHS PICU

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This role offers a financial incentive for joining us, up to 10% of your annual basic salary (pro-rata), paid in 6 instalments over a 6 month period from your start date.

We can also offer favourable relocation packages up to £8,000 to suitable candidates wishing to relocate to Oxfordshire for this role.

Are you a qualified Mental HealthNurse who is interested in working in a new and dynamic team where support and training for staff is prioritised?Are you motivated to deliver high quality patient centred care and improving inpatient care and experiences for young people?

If you are, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the trust at a brand new purpose built 8 bedded psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) for children and adolescents at the Warneford hospital in Oxford. This Unit will provide short term intensive treatment for acutely unwell adolescents while keeping the young people as close to home as possible.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a new service and new team and to really make a difference in young people's lives.

You will be working withing a multi-disciplinary team in providing high quality, safe, effective and compassionate centred care to meet the individual needs of each patient and in return we offer you a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your career progression aims.

We actively encourage those who will soon be qualifying as Registered Mental Health Nurses to apply.

Main duties of the job

This is a specialist service which will equip you with developing a range of skills including acute management of mental health, functional assessments and models of therapy such as Dialectical Behaviour therapy and trauma work.

You will assist the wider 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 patients in engaging with their local community, education and activities to aid their inpatient care.

We are seeking individuals who are compassionate and enthusiastic and who are able to work collaboratively with the patient and family during an acute phase of a young person's illness.

Any nurses joining the team will have many development opportunities; you will have access to training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, physical health nursing skills and psychosocial interventions at Master's level.

The leadership team will work with you to support you in your career development. Providing you with opportunities and support to gain the necessary experience and skills to allow you to move into a Band 6 position having worked for 12 months in the team. If you have a special clinical/therapeutic interest, please do share with us as we strive to individualise your development pathway.

About us

We are able to offer Nurse Rotation opportunities, contributing to your career progression aspirations across varied clinical settings and pathways, for example; CAMHS, Eating Disorders (all age), Crisis and home treatment services (all age), EDPS, Adult Mental Health, Clinical Research teams.

Right now there's a host of exciting opportunities at Oxford Health to get involved in our soon-to-open Meadow Unit - a specialist psychiatric intensive care unit for young people.

This will be your chance to help shape a brand-new service as part of an enthusiastic and skilled team of professionals.

It will be a great place to work, but don't just take our word for it, hear what your potential colleagues have to say.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression; clinical leadership qualifications, special interest courses and qualifications, Quality Improvement skills, psychosocial interventions at Master's level. All training offered is accredited.
  • Nurse Rotation Programme contributing to your career progression, giving you opportunity to experience different service pathways and care environments.
  • 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

Theres never been a better time to develop your career in mental health.

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements as part of this role get in touch if you would like to discuss these.

You will have the unique opportunity to be involved in the setting up and development of the PICU from the beginning. Team building and training will all be provided prior to the Units opening.

We are committed to offer you regular teaching, training and research opportunities, with many occasions for development and further education.We can also support with Preceptorship for any newly qualified nurses.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oKnowledge of Positive Behaviour Support or additional training
Experience Essential
  • oExperience in mental health care or the care of young people (e.g. within CAMHS).
  • oExperience of working within an CAMHS inpatient unit
Skills Essential
  • oUnderstanding and appreciation of the impact of staffs eating behaviour and weight on patient group suffering with eating disorders or other presentations.
  • oAn understanding of collaborative working in conjunction with boundary setting
  • oAble to co-ordinate a span of duty on an acute ward
  • oAble to handle complaints sensitively and effectively

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