Community Mental Health Nurse
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe, UK
5d ago

Job overview

The South Bucks OACMHT is a Multi-disciplinary team and provides a range of services and interventions, including assessment and treatment of serious mental health issues, crisis intervention, and memory clinics to the catchment population.

Staff in the team work shifts to provide a seven day a week service.

The team are friendly and supportive as well as dedicated to providing excellent care and service through evidence-based interventions and research.

We work closely with families and carers as well as other services including Bucks Social services who may be involved in supporting our patients / clients who have complex needs.

The team enjoys having a range of students learning and working with them and have gained consistent positive feedback.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the South Bucks Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OACMHT) for a Band 5 Nurse to join our enthusiastic and highly motivated team.

This would therefore be ideal for a newly qualified Nurse or a qualified Band 5 Nurse wishing to expand on their previous experience.

Working for our organisation

The successful candidate will be provided with full preceptorship and can develop their knowledge, skills and confidence further in relation to all aspects of the post as well as contributing to service improvements within the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their career plan further beyond preceptorship.

The leadership team who you will be supported by is committed to continuous development and improvement through supervision, training, reflective practice, peer review as well as promoting staff wellbeing.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for the full requirements and responsibilities of this role.

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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