Job Reference: 267-ADCC60702
Employer:Oxford Health NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Oxon North & West Assessment TeamLocation:BanburySalary:26,565 to 35,577 per annum
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.
The North and West Oxon Adult Mental Health Team covers the historical market town of Banbury (and surrounding areas). The town of Banbury is on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds located on the River Cherwell and has been a busy market town for centuries and is now also an important industrial centre which has continually grown considerably in size . With close links to majors cities only a short distance away, London 64 miles,(one hour by train) Birmingham 38 miles and Oxford 21 miles away
We are a supportive, dynamic and integrated team which although busy has many rewards. We care deeply about our patients and their families and carers. We believe in listening and responding as a team, piloting new models, supporting each other and developing and using new care approaches. We aim to improve patient care as well as provide increase staff satisfaction and sense of achievement.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North and West AMHT to be based in our Banbury Base for a qualified Mental Health Social Worker/ Occupational therapist or Registered Mental Health Nurse to be an integral part of the Assessment function.
This role is open to all qualified Mental Health SW, OTs or RMNs who have extensive experience of working in adult mental health services and understand the challenges that this care group can bring. The AMHT covers two bases, one team in Witney and one team in Banbury. Our AMHT provide an assessment and treatment function and the staff working within the team work on a rota covering shifts from 07.00 to 21.00 (7 days/week). The successful candidate will be with the Assessment part of the team, based in one of our 2 FACT teams. This part of the team work shifts of 7am - 3pm, 9am-5pm and 1pm -9pm over a seven day per week roster,
The team are working using the FACT model of care. There are daily triage meetings with all members of the MDT (Doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists). Assessments are undertaken by two members of staff and discussed in the daily triage meetings. The team also provides brief intervention therapies for patient who have been assessed - up to 4 sessions (unless they are transferred to the treatment function for longer term intervention), step-up care for clients who have a care co-ordinator and are experiencing a crisis. Out of hours all staff from assessment and treatment function merge together and work across the two areas.
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver and maintain high quality and meaningful care for our patients. They will need to be a highly motivated practitioner who has experience of mental health services and can demonstrate the ability to initiate and manage your work effectively. The team is highly supportive and committed to delivering high quality patient care; where the caseload can be demanding, diverse and frequently complex.
Regular supervision will be provided and you will be encouraged to undertake any training relevant to your professional and personal development.
For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Tasmin Irving (Team Manager, or Angela Brown (Acting Community Lead) on 01865 902563
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS 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
* Childcare Vouchers
* Lease car scheme
* Competitive pension 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 3-5 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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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:6Staff Group:Allied Health ProfessionalsSpecialty/Function:Adult Services
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