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Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Manzil Way CMHT Oxford & Julier Centre CMHT Bicester
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified nurse to join our busy Older Adult Mental Health Team Oxford City and North East, which is responsible for providing care and treatment to Older Adults with mental health problems in the community.

We are looking for a positive, reliable and flexible individual to join the team as a Community Mental Health Practitioner.  Our team offers support 7 days a week 9-5pm and occasionally 1-8pm

You will be part of a motivated, supportive and cohesive multi-disciplinary Mental Health Team where your contribution is highly important. This role is open to registered professionals with a registered mental health nursing qualification. The team actively promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to the care coordination of our clients.

The post holder will work within the Team providing:

  • Mental health assessment and treatment in the community for clients with mental health needs.
  • Supporting clients, families and informal carers through mental health crises range of specialist interventions.
  • Supporting clients to work towards their optimum level of recovery.

The post holder will:

  • Act as Care Coordinator under the framework of the Care Programme Approach for a caseload of clients.
  • Provide timely access to assessment of mental state and psychosocial intervention for clients experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Work under the direction and supervision of a Deputy team Manager as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking for a full time registered mental health nurse who:

  • Is an enthusiastic and resourceful person with the ability to work within a team, independently and with initiative.
  • Has experience of working in adult mental health services
  • Is familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes that influence the way in which mental health care is delivered.
  • Has a good understanding of mental illness and its impact on service user’s 
  • Has excellent skills in assessing and managing risk and Safety Planning 
  • Has good communication skills in terms of telephone and face to face contact 
  • Is interested in driving forward quality nursing leadership
  • Will carry out the role of nurse mentor/supervisor to students 
  • Has a valid driving license and use of a car for work.

We can offer you:

  • Regular supervision and Personal Development Reviews.
  • Continuing professional development through ongoing training (including the possibility of applying for AMHP training).
  • The opportunity to develop your supervisory and managerial skills.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the education of students.
  • Excellent team-working, supportive colleagues and a friendly working environment.

If you are a registered mental health nurse with these skills, we would be very interested in recruiting you.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lorena Duhalde-Ramsurrun (Deputy Team Manager) or Daniel Mercier (Team Manager), both on 01865 904010