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Forensic Mental Health Staff 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.

Come and join a team who takes great pride in its staff and believes that investing in you is key to delivering high quality care.

There is no doubt that working in mental health can be challenging and hugely rewarding, here on Kingfisher Ward it is a particularly fulfilling experience. Working with a multi-disciplinary team we use the attachment theory model of care alongside relational security to build therapeutic relationships to reassure and sustain our patients in their recovery.

We work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is in place and that our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop. As a team member you will receive ongoing support and development to enhance the care that you provide.All team members are encouraged to share their views and participate in patient care, attending CTMs, CPA’s, Tribunals and Management Hearings. Expertise gained through these experiences will enhance your professional and personal growth.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people who use our services and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Reg Ioannou, Ward Manager, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Added to the salary this post also attracts allowances of RRP £1475 per annum. All allowances are paid pro rata for part time hours.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS 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

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • 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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