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Senior Mental Health Inpatient 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.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and skilled nurse to join our supportive ward team.

You will lead a dedicated team of registered and unregistered staff and will provide them with support and development to enhance the care that we deliver, making it the best that we can for our service users.

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

We believe that frontline clinical leadership is essential to improving patient experience and outcomes, and offer opportunities for development, training and support.

We welcome applications from nurses already in Band 6 roles looking for a new challenge, or experienced Band 5 nurses looking to gain experience for that next career step.

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.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Noki Ndimande, Modern Matron, 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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