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PICU 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.

Ashurst Inpatient ward is a mixed sex 13 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit situated on the Littlemore Hospital site in Oxford and we are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated and highly skilled Senior Nurse to join our multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking to recruit mental health nurses that will thrive in a busy inpatient environment and are committed to developing their skills and knowledge to be able to provide caring, safe and excellent care.

This role will include you working as the Named Nurse for individual patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care and to participate in clinical team meeting reviews.

You will take part in group and individual activities in collaboration with Occupational Therapists and nursing colleagues. Students are a key part of our team and you will provide mentorship to learners on the ward. You will have a clear understanding of clinical supervision and participate in reflective practice groups with team members.

If you think you have the right skills and values to offer us at this exciting time then we would very much like you to hear from you.

In addition to the Band 5 salary, a Regional Secure Allowance is also paid.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact. Dorcas Dan-Cooke, Ward Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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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