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Forensic Mental Health Staff Nurses

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.

Wenric House is a 22 bedded low secure unit for men with a diagnosis of mental illness and/or personality disorder. Many of our service users have had experience of the criminal justice system in the past.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and thoughtful individuals with an interest in rehabilitation and recovery to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will have a good knowledge base, excellent communication skills and a flexible and positive attitude. You should have a caring, non-judgmental and inclusive attitude and be committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care. Experience in a secure setting may be an advantage but is not essential.

The team works hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do and our staff are supported in their roles and strongly encouraged to develop. As a team member you will receive ongoing support and development to enhance the care you provide to the people we support.

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and ability, whilst continually improving services and providing hands on quality care to our service users.

This post attracts a RSU Lead of £1,446 per annum on top of your annual salary.

It is mandatory for you to complete Management of Violence Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job.

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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