Community Psychiatric Nurse/Occupational Therapist
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
1d ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for for a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join the Specialist Oxford Early Intervention Service which is responsible for providing care and treatment for adolescents and adults (aged 14 65) with first episode psychosis in Oxfordshire.

The Early Intervention Team in Oxford is a well-established, high quality service providing multidisciplinary team working across Oxfordshire.

We deliver an evidenced based treatment package to people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, and are at the forefront of developing new treatments to further improve the care that we offer.

We work alongside researchers from the University of Oxford and have several clinical-academic posts within our service.

We undertake a variety of research within the service, ranging from studies to understand the causes of psychosis, through to developing new treatments and evaluating the effectiveness of the service as a whole.

We offer training opportunities in specific interventions such as Behavioural Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and are keen to develop our staff to deliver an excellent service.

We are looking for :

  • Full time team member
  • An enthusiastic and resourceful person who is able to work in a multi-disciplinary team both independently and with initiative
  • Ability to use your professional skills to support and motivate your clients and colleagues
  • Familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes that affect the way in which mental health care is delivered
  • Someone who has an understanding of mental illness and its impact on service users
  • Experience of Care Co-ordination
  • Access to transport for work purposes
  • If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist with these skills, we would be very interested in recruiting you and welcoming you to our team.

    We can offer you :

  • A managed caseload of clients for a specific geographical area whom you would work with for up to 3 years providing appropriate interventions
  • Access to regular supervision and ongoing training
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • The opportunity to develop your supervisory and managerial skills where relevant
  • The opportunity to contribute to the education of students
  • Excellent team working with supportive colleagues and friendly admin support
  • Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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