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Ashurst PICU Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Band 5
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Littlemore Mental Health Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum pro rata
16/12/2019 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.


Ashurst  Ward is a psychiatric intensive care unit based in Oxford - part of the Oxford Health  NHS Foundation Trust which is dedicated to the short-term management of people in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder who cannot be safely managed in a Acute admissions ward. In partnership with the local police force we also offer a Heath based place of Safety and offer crisis intervention  for members of the public experiencing acute less of distress who are awaiting a Mental Health act Assessment.

We are very thrilled to offer this opportunity for Nurses  wishing to gain experience and develop skills in  the management of complex and dynamic care needs.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to work in these roles, with a passion for learning and delivering excellent patient-centered care. These posts are ideal for newly qualified nurses wishing to gain experience in different areas of nursing and also for experienced nurses wanting to explore other areas of nursing, and add to their skills portfolio. 

As we provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, we are looking for a flexible individual who will be available to cover rotational shifts, including weekends and nights on an ad-hoc base. You'll  have a strong sense of responsibility & ownership, an inclusive Patient focused work ethic as well as, willingness to learn. You'll have excellent written , face to face communication skills and strong “can do” attitude.

In return for your commitment we can provide a comprehensive induction and training package

  • Excellent development pathways: Access to the band 6 nurse developmental programme, rotational programme and management training which will prepare you for senior leadership and specialist practitioner roles. Newly qualified nurses will be supported by the practice facilitation team to complete our preceptorship program.
  • Range of national and local services: We have excellent clinical settings for you to get the skills and support you need.
  • Staff accommodation: We have a low cost accommodation, based on site for staff.
  • Excellent staff benefits: such as: childcare vouchers, healthcare and fitness services.
  • Annual updates, clinical supervision, access to the NHS Pension and monthly pay.

Full-time and part-time hours are available with flexible working considered.

It is mandatory for you to complete Management of Violence Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job.

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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

Dorcas Dan-Cooke. on 01865 902300.


Raj Gill.  Rajwinder.Gill@Oxfordhealth on 01865902300