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Senior Inpatient Mental Health Nurse/Charge 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.

Ashurst Inpatientward is a mixed sex13 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit situated on the Littlemore Hospital site in Oxford andwe are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated and highly skilled Senior Nurse to join our multi-disciplinary team.

You will support the Modern Matron and Ward Manager in leading a dedicated team of registered and unregistered staff and will provide them with role modelling through clear decision making,highly developed clinical skills,mentoring and development, which will in turn enhance the care we deliver making it the very best we can achieve for our service users and carers.

This role is a step towards management positions of the future and in addition to being able to demonstrate your enhanced clinical skills, you will have the opportunity to be involved in promoting and improving the services your ward provides. This will included engaging with service users and carers and working closely with the senior management team to enhance your leadership and management skills.

We believe frontline clinical leadership is essential to improving patient experience and outcomes, and we offer the successful candidate opportunities for personal development, training and support.

We welcome applications from nurses already working at Band 6 level and looking for a new challenge, or experience Band 5 nurses looking to gain experience for that next career step.

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

In addition to the Band 6 salary, a Regional Secure Allowance is also paid.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact. Maxine Obeng, Ward Manager 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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