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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Littlemore Mental Health Centre
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum
16/04/2020 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.


We are looking for passionate, qualified Mental Health Nurses to join our multi-disciplinary team, based at the Oxford Clinic.

The Oxford Clinic can accommodate 32 men and is situated on the Littlemore Mental Health Centre site in Oxford. There are two wards situated within the Oxford Clinic; Kennet Ward is a male-only medium secure admission and assessment ward with 15 single en-suite bedrooms with an Intensive Care Area which includes a de-escalation suite, seclusion room and a safer room. Glyme Ward is a medium secure rehabilitation ward with 17 single en-suite bedrooms (2 bedrooms are within a self-contained flat but remains within the medium secure unit). 

As a Mental Health Nurse you’ll be responsible for the co-ordination and management of the ward for a span of duty, as well as responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients and carers. In addition, you’ll develop effective risk management plans, and timely review of the risk management plan identifying opportunities for positive risk taking in conjunction with the client, carers/significant others and the ward team. 

You must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and work well in a team, whilst being adaptable to changing situations. You will need to be able to work calmly and efficiently within a busy and intensive environment dealing with unpredictable situations whilst remaining focused on providing a person-centred approach to care and treatment. 

The successful applicants will be part of an established and dynamic service which aims to help people improve their lives. As well as providing direct interventions with service users, the successful applicants will contribute to the ongoing development of the nursing team in the service. 

We recognise that our team members are our greatest asset and are keen that you feel supported and encouraged to fulfil your potential. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities and there are several routes to progression and advancement within the organisation.

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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

Zoe Jackson on or 01865 902553/07468 718681.