Health Care Assistant

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Competitive salary
10 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has relevant experience and are educated to NVQ level 3 in Health and social care or a willingness to undertake the Band 3 apprenticeship programme whilst in post, to work with our Community Nursing Team in the North east of the county (Kidlington/Bicester) as a Health Care Assistant.

The Health Care Assistant role includes caring for patients in community settings, including residential homes and their own homes and will deliver clinical planned care, for example venepuncture, simple wound dressings, pressure area care, measuring and recording vital signs, blood glucose monitoring and catheter care.

The successful applicant will be working as part of the District Nurse Team but will need to work flexibly across the locality so access to a car is essential for this role.

The District Nurse service operates between 8am to 6.30pm, 7 days per week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sian Pateman

Job title: Clinical Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 07881803636

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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 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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