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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Band 5
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Highfield Unit
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum / pro rata
24/02/2020 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.


Here at the Highfield Unit, the nursing team are at the heart of the unit and are central to inpatient care delivery. You will work alongside a dedicated and robust multidisciplinary team to ensure that quality care is planned for and achieved.

There are opportunities to develop your nursing skills at whatever stage you may be; whether this be as a newly qualified nurse wanting to build a solid foundation of knowledge within inpatient mental health care, or for those at a later stage in their career looking for new learning opportunities and challenges. We strive to recruit a variety of nurses from different fields to ensure holistic care is delivered, this includes mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and pediatric nurses.

As a member of the nursing team you would be supported to work collaboratively with young people and their families to build therapeutic relationships along with other professionals involved in their care. Training and supervision is provided to develop individual and group therapeutic work. We pride ourselves on nurturing and supporting nurses to deliver professional, thoughtful, high quality compassionate nursing care when young people need it the most.

We are keen to support all nurses to develop their own leadership skills to enable them to feel competent at managing shift and team coordination and supervising junior staff as well as students. All nurses at the Highfield Unit are encouraged and have the opportunity to develop and lead upon areas of interest. You will be motivated and dynamic about service improvement and passionate about providing quality and creative care to adolescents.

Reflection within and on practice is an essential part of development, both within groups and on an individual basis. Highfield Unit has a structured weekly timetable of reflective spaces to ensure everyone has access to support and supervision to enhance their abilities.  

Providing consistent and robust round the clock inpatient care is vital. The role importantly involves 24 hours, 7 days a week care therefore shift patterns are in place which will include nights, weekends and bank holidays.

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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

Joanne Duthie or Lyndsey Griffiths, 01865 902189