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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health - Eating Disorders.
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Warneford Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum / pro rata
21/11/2019 23:59

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.


A new and exciting vacancy opportunity has arisen at Cotswold House Oxford, for a Qualified or soon to Qualify Mental Health Nurses or Registered General Nurses who are interested in working in a different environment. We are interested in recruiting a nurse who is interested in working in a highly specialised setting, or wishing to further develop the range and breadth of their knowledge and skills in mental health within an eating disorder setting. We are one of the Eating Disorder Service piloting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-ED). You will have the opportunity to do online training in Introduction to CBT-ED skills.  The Trust also offers secondment opportunities that are aimed at career development and other courses for continued professional development. 

 Cotswold House Oxford is a specialist eating disorder service, offering 14 inpatients and 6 day treatment places.  We provide a seamless service, from inpatient to outpatient or vice versa. We work closely with the Community Eating Disorder Team, local services and external agencies.  Our service provides a stepped model of care, tailored to individual needs. We offer multi-disciplinary pre-admission assessments to collaboratively plan aims and goals of admission.

We treat patients according the following categories:

  • recovery; inpatient admission for 12 – 13 weeks; or day-patient treatment which is normally 8 – 10 weeks.
  • inpatient crisis admission normally for 4 – 6 weeks for patients who prefer to live with their eating disorder and require shorter interventions.
  • inpatients treated under the Mental Health Act admissions. Admission period is depended on individual patient and is usually discussed during their first CPA.

We work with adults (over 18) and with young people who are approaching their 18th birthday and likely to require support or treatment into adulthood.  We also work under the New Care Model, whereby we work with other care providers and support each other in the allocation of resources and shared experience. So we are not just limited to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but also admit patients from outside areas as well.

Our aim is to provide the highest standard of care in a safe, caring and excellent way, ensuring that care provision is collaborative, holistic and individualised. The ward commits itself to ensuring that care delivery is based on collaborative and continuous assessment of mental and psychological needs, risk reduction, physical, spiritual and social needs. Cotswold House aims to provide services that respects the privacy, dignity, choices and confidentiality of each individual patient, acknowledging their culture, ethnicity, physical ability, gender and religious beliefs.

We offer a range of psychological and evidence-based groups and therapy to assist a patient’s return to independent living, including work, training or study. Our group programme includes groups that are CBT-ED based, which run over a 20-week period.

Nurses are encouraged to co-facilitate the groups that they have interest in, such as DBT group or Creative Art. We also encourage staff to contribute to quality improvement projects. These projects are highly recognised by the Trust. Staff are recognised for all the innovation and contributions they do the service developments and patient care through the Staff Recognition Awards which are held annually.

Applicants should be highly motivated with a willingness to learn. If successful you will be part of the well-established multi-disciplinary team including nurses, occupational therapists, social worker, physiotherapist, psychological therapists, doctors, dieticians, nurses, students, pharmacist, chaplaincy, nursing associate trainees, housekeepers, administrators and consultant. If you are newly qualified, you will be supported through our Trust preceptorship programme. There will be regular support groups and teaching sessions on a wide range of topics to enhance your experience. We are committed to developing a strong nursing team and workforce and supporting your career progression.

Part-time hours will be considered.

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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

Ellen Tutisani   or Josephine Isaacs on 01865 902534