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Video interviews for Registered Nurses with experience in Mental Health – Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHT)

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Providing physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

This role involves the care of vulnerable adults and/or children and young people. This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and/or children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate therefore must meet the requirements of the post including all pre-employment checks in line with safeguarding needs.

Qualified candidates can be Adult General candidates but need to have had some transferrable skills and experience (even if some years ago) in:

  • Older adults with dementia
  • Learning disability e.g. Autism/ ADHD (this can be personal experience)
  • Any other mental health setting
  • Forensic/ Prison Nursing etc

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust offers:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £28,407 gross per annum. (Pre OSCE salary: £24,336) Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf),
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%,
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available,
  • 3-year Certificate of Sponsorship – £3,000
  • Certificate of Sponsorship application – £199
  • OSCE Examination (1st attempt only) – £794
  • IELTS/OET reimbursement – £320
  • CBT reimbursement – £83
  • NMC application reimbursement – £140
  • Flight to the UK – up to £500
  • Visa fee – £232
  • NMC registration fee reimbursement – £153
  • Trust provided single occupancy accommodation for up to 3 months – £1,300
  • Food shop for first 2 weeks – £150
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Excellent professional development opportunities,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.

Outstanding Learning and Development lead for IENs who supports them from their first shift right through the transition training, OSCE preparation, OSCE exams, resits and first few months working as a NMC registered nurse.

Oxford Health supports candidates with a full time pastoral care lead who is in regular contact with candidates from the point of offer, they support them through the pre-employment check process, visa application and logistics of relocating to the UK. The lead meets them at their accommodation on the day of arrival and then spends the following few days showing them around the location, supporting them with bank accounts, GP registration, food shops etc. and also travels with them to and from their work base so they are familiar with the route and takes them to meet the team prior to them undertaking their first shift.


  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse.
  • NMC test of competence in Mental Health – Computer Based Test “CBT” 
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements.*
  • Minimum 1 year of working experience as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health hospital setting. (academic internships not considered).

* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.

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