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Nursing Associate

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Manzil Resource Centre, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Oxford City and North East Oxon Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OACMHT) for a Registered Nursing Associate Band 4.

The post is permanent, full-time. The role would operate largely during office hours but we can offer some flexibility with options for occasional late shifts (12pm to 8pm) and weekend working.

The team covers Oxford City, Bicester and surrounding areas, although this post will be based primarily in Oxford City.

They provide a range of services and interventions, including assessment and treatment of serious mental health issues, physical health checks, crisis intervention, and memory clinics to the catchment population.

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 social care, who may be involved in supporting our patients/clients who have complex needs. The team enjoy having a range of students learning and working with them and have gained consistent positive feedback over the years.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to carrying out evidence-based nursing interventions to support patients Mental and Physical Health. The ability to demonstrate experience, knowledge and skills of working closely with carers and other agencies is also required and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be provided with a full induction and will have the opportunity to 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 successful candidate to develop their career plan further beyond the Nursing Associate Role. 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.

If your aspirations are to become a Registered Nurse, Oxford Health will be offering the opportunity to complete further studies to achieve this. This will be an 18 month apprenticeship programme and will be available in both Adult and Mental health Nursing. We have award-winning nurse mentors who will guide and support your development.

For more information and further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Daniel Mercier (Team Manager) or Faye Francis (Deputy Team Manager) or Mandisa Mhlanga (Community Mental Health Nurse) on 01865 904010.

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  • 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 3-5 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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