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Clinical Development Nurse

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

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. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to be part of our ward management team and to take the lead in Clinical Development.

City Community Hospital is part of the services provided by Older Adult Services in Oxfordshire. We are a modern 20 single room facility with spacious public lounge and dining areas complete with an integral open Garden for patient use.

We work alongside the gerontology service to improve the independence of mainly older patients that have been through surgery or are medically unwell and require a period of rehabilitation to reach their optimum potential. We also are aiming to specialise in maintaining the independence of the person with dementia and are working closely with our mental health colleagues to improve outcomes and experience for these patients.

We are able to offer additional Dementia Care training within this service. We are also able to offer Clinical Up Skilling training. We are looking for an imaginative and proactive staff to work as a Clinical Development Nurse alongside the established Nursing Team, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to achieve patient’s goals.

This post will require a registered nurse with at least 3 years’ experience post qualification, a real interest in the development of nursing practice, proven mentorship experience and NVQ assessor desirable.

We can offer flexible working across a variety of shift patterns. We offer continued development programmes and training opportunities and are closely linked with Oxford Brookes University.

If you are interested and would like to arrange an informal visit or gain further information, please contact Jonathan Nolan, Manager Ward on  ( Phone number removed ) 

  • 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 3-5 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.

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