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Registered Nurse - Wenrisc Ward posted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

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.

Children Starting or returning to School? Newly qualified or new to the area?

Thinking about resuming or changing career?

Your friendly local hospital in Witney needs and wants you.

Witney Community Hospital is expanding and diversifying, this is an exciting time to come and join our friendly team where your contribution will be valued and appreciated.

We are an innovative team of nurses and therapists with support from doctors from both the acute hospital and General Practice. You will have an opportunity to use your core nursing skills whist using more advanced skills such as cannulation, phlebotomy, IV care, NG management and complex discharge planning.

We are looking at new ways of working to keep people out of hospital where possible and get them home sooner after they have been admitted.

If you are looking for a change of workplace, are new to the area, looking to restart your career or newly qualified we want you?

We have 2 wards at Witney Linfoot with 22 beds and Wenrisc offering 24 beds. Both wards deliver rehabilitation to people following a period or treatment in the acute hospitals in Oxford or Swindon. Linfoot ward also cares for people for a short period following an assessment by the Emergency Multi-disciplinary Unit also on site. Both aim to get people back to their own homes as soon as they are ready with or without care.

The Hospital site hosts the Emergency Multidisciplinary Assessment Unit, a Minor Injuries Unit and Out-patient Department. We also have x ray facilities in the hospital.

If you are looking to deliver high quality person-centered care in a friendly, professional environment we can offer you support to develop your skills and knowledge. We aim to reduce the length of stay by working with our medical and therapy colleagues in an integrated model of care and deliver rehabilitation with every intervention.

We are piloting several new initiatives including Care Closer to Home’ getting me home’ beds, falls safe and a carer’s support project. We have successfully piloted and rolled out the Creating with Care project delivering arts and crafts to patients as part of their therapy.

We are looking for full and part time Band 5 nurses and can offer a variety of shift patterns. There will be opportunities to work in the other areas of the hospital for the successful candidate. We will offer you continued professional development, training, clinical supervision and an opportunity to develop and use your skills in a supportive environment. We want you to be flexible, reliable and committed to our team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sandra Allen, Matron, on [Click here to apply] or Ward Managers Helen Moir or Chris Lucas on [Click here to apply].

  • 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 Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].

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