Inpatient Nurse
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
22h ago

Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse for people with Learning Disabilities? Or a qualified RMN who has an interest and enthusiasm for working with people with learning disabilities?

We would love you to consider joining our multi-disciplinary forensic inpatient team. The forensic learning disability service is at an exciting time as we have a new senior team in post with lots of experience and innovative plans for delivering excellent care.

As a result of the expanding service, we have vacancies for Band 5 staff nurses and Band 6 charge nurses.

The service currently consists of Evenlode ward, which is a 10-bedded medium secure forensic ward for men with learning disabilities.

A Forensic Intellectual and Neuropsychiatric and Developmental Disorders (FIND) service for the Thames Valley and Wessex areas has been developed to improve pathways through services for men with learning disabilities and a new 10-bedded low secure ward is due to be built this year on the Littlemore Mental Health Centre site.

We are very keen to recruit professionals with a commitment to continually improving services and enthusiasm to contribute to the development of the new services.

The current nursing team are a proactive, positive and experienced group of professionals who pride themselves on working collaboratively with the men on the ward.

We work within the principals of a positive behavior support model and encourage families’ involvement with those in our care.

Our service is looking for effective nurse leaders who will promote safe, high quality care by empowering our staff and patients and promoting a culture of innovation and improvement.

The service developments have created opportunities for career development now and in the future. The Trust provides a sound preceptorship programme to support newly qualified nurses to aid their development.

As a nurse, you would be encouraged to work alongside the ward management team in facilitating this programme. We have an excellent relationship with local universities and post-graduate training providers.

In addition to this you will have access to both local and trust training and shadowing opportunities to support your continuing professional development.

This post attracts a RSU Lead of £1,446 per annum on top of your annual salary.

It is mandatory for you to complete Management of Violence and Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job.

You will work a rotating shift pattern to cover our 24 hour, 7 day a week service. All candidates must be computer literate.

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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