CAMHS Inpatient Clinical Lead & Research Nurse - PICU

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to make a difference to the lives of young people at a vulnerable stage of their illness? Then come join our new adolescent PICU team: a purpose built psychiatric intensive care unit for young people.

We are looking for a dynamic and creativeCAMHS Inpatient Clinical Lead & Research Nurse to join the team, with on average 4 days a week working with the PICU team and 1 day a week designated for research.

This role will receive a payment equivalent to 10% of your annual basic salary, (pro-rata) which will be paid in 6 payments.

You will need to have an interest in Positive Behaviour Support as this will be the model implemented on the ward, as well as an enthusiasm for research.

We are hosting a recruitment open day for those looking to join our PICU team on Saturday 25th February. This will start at 10am at the Highfield Unit, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.

To register for our recruitment open day please email:

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who is energetic and enthusiastic about working collaboratively with young people and their families, offering containment and support to the wider nursing team. This individual should be committed to utilising acute nursing skills at the highest level to ensure the least restrictive care possible is being delivered.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside the ward manager and be involved in the development of the nursing team who will be working on the PICU and the wider development of the CAMHS PICU service. Alongside this you will be involved in research that focuses on CAMHS inpatient services.

About us

We can offer favourable relocation packages to suitable candidates wishing to relocate to Oxfordshire for this role.

The unit is committed to teaching/training and providing evidence-based care. Being involved in research for adolescent inpatient care will be a vital part of the role.

The team offers a comprehensive induction package and training programme for all new staff including a bespoke week of adolescent mental health teaching, PBS training and a 3 day DBT skills based training.

Other 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

Training on Positive Behaviour Support will be provided for all PICU staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the job description for further information about this role, or contact us on the details below if you would like to discuss this opportunity further or arrange an informal visit.

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
  • Registration in Nursing all field or Associated Social care qualification.
  • Intermediate PBS training (National Qualifications Level 5 or above) OR willingness to undertake.
  • MSc relevant to working with people with learning disabilities.
  • Qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 1 year experience of working in services for people with learning disabilities using PBS
  • Experience of a leadership role within PBS.
Management Essential
  • Able to organise/prioritise time effectively.
  • Experience of using data collection methods to inform analysis of behaviour.
  • Experience of managing other staff.
  • Experience of change management/ service improvement projects.

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