Staff Nurse
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Headington, UK
4d ago

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 paediatric 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.

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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