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Rotational 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.


We are very thrilled to offer new opportunities for Nurses  wishing to gain experience and develop skills in Inpatient nursing and are pleased to announce the development of our new rotational Staff nurse posts.

These rotational posts will offer the opportunity to work across the Adult of Working Age Inpatient pathway developing medication management competence, assessment and leadership skills and providing suitable candidates a career that is varied and interesting.

Our 12 month rotational posts work by offering successful candidates the opportunity to work 6 months on Phoenix Ward (which is an 18 Bed Male Acute Admissions Ward) and 6 months on Ashurst  Ward (which is a 11 Bed Mixed Gender PICU) .  Both Wards also provide 136 suites for people who are detained by the Police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. These suites provide a ‘place of safety’ whilst potential mental health needs are assessed under the Mental Health Act and any necessary arrangements are made for on-going care.

At the end of the rotational period (12 months) there will be the opportunity to express an interest in which of these areas you would like to work on a permanent basis. There will be ongoing support for successful candidates throughout the duration of the programme from a comprehensive Multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to work in these roles, with a passion for learning and delivering excellent patient-centered care. Our rotational 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.  Newly qualified nurses will be supported by the practice facilitation team to complete our preceptorship program.

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. In return for your commitment we can provide a comprehensive induction and training package, annual updates, clinical supervision, access to the NHS Pension and monthly pay.

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

Full time and part time hours will be 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. on 01865 902300.