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Registered Nurses - Abingdon Community Hospital

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.

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in a developing service?

Abingdon Hospital in Oxfordshire has two inpatient rehabilitation wards covering Stroke, generic rehabilitation and end of life care, as well as short stay patients admitted from the onsite Emergency Multidisciplinary Assessment Unit (EMU) which triages and treats people without the need to go to the acute hospital in Oxford. The inpatient wards cater for some of these patients who require a short stay for further nursing, medical and therapy treatment.

Also on site are a Minor Injuries Unit, Single point of Access, Continuing Healthcare Dept and busy Out-patient Department along with access to the Tissue Viability service, Podiatry, X ray and Outpatient MSK physiotherapy.

Ward one houses the stroke and generic beds. Whereas Ward 2 caters for the EMU short stay admissions and generic rehab. Both wards manage End of life care.

We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic, innovative staff to deliver person centred care. We aim to reduce the length of stay by working with our medical and therapy colleagues in an integrated model of care and deliver rehabilitation with every intervention. We are a nurse led unit with medical support from the gerontology team from the Oxford University Hospital. You will have an opportunity to use and enhance your core nursing skills whist using and developing more advanced skills such as cannulation, phlebotomy, IV care, PEG and NG management and complex discharge planning.

We will offer you continued professional development, training, clinical supervision and an opportunity to develop and use your skills in a supportive environment. We want you to be flexible, reliable and committed to our team.

If this appeals to you please contact ward managers Wendy Loving or Lynda Lawrence (Ward 1)  ( Phone number removed ) , Fiona Manning (Ward 2)  ( Phone number removed )  or Matron Jacky Taylor on  ( Phone number removed )  or call in to speak to us to discuss the opportunities available.

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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