Staff Nurse - Wintle Ward

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you got what it takes?

Can you work independently but ask for help and advice when needed? Can you support a team even on those tough shifts?

Can you maintain our high standards of care, even when under pressure? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you!

Wintle ward is looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and confident newly qualified and experienced Registered Mental Nurses to become part of the team on our female acute psychiatric ward. The ideal candidates should be keen to further their experience and learning on a fast-paced ward providing the highest quality care.

Main duties of the job

Could this be for you?

We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions to the women admitted to our acute ward and pride ourselves on delivering exceptional care during the entirety of their stay. You'll be making a real difference to the lives of the women on our ward.

About us

Here on Wintle ward we can offer you;
  • A supportive team and committed colleagues
  • Support for further training and education, potential training to the right candidate could include Phlebotomy training, Psychosocial intervention training and Immediate Life Support training
  • An award winning ward with a forward thinking leadership model

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

What we need from you!
  • A qualified RMN with passion and drive for developing your clinical skills in a changeable environment
  • A keen interest in new and upcoming technologies within Nursing and Healthcare
  • Be self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing initiative and promoting new ideas on how to improve the service
  • Be compassionate, caring and creative with excellent communication skills
  • A flexible and positive attitude with a willingness to accommodate our 24/7 service

On Wintle ward we understand that nursing is not just a job, but a calling, a passion and a way of life, and even on the toughest days, its all worth it. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in an acute setting
  • Experience of working in multi disciplinary teams
  • Worked in a mental health setting
Qualification Essential
  • RMN Qualified
Skills Essential
  • Skills in clinical risk assessment and management and Knowledge of MHA
  • Qualification in psychosocial interventions

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