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Specialised Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Littlemore Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum
03/09/2020 23:59

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Inpatient Nurse

Band 5

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.


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.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie Boothroyd

Matron, Evenlode Forensic Service

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

01865 902111