Health Care Assistant

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Competitive salary
13 Jan 2021
22 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.

Are you passionate about mental health?

Would you like a career in the NHS as a mental health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist?

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to work on our inpatient units at Whiteleaf Centre with the possibility of progressing into a qualified position.

You will be:
  • Committed to giving the highest standard of patient care
  • Compassionate towards patients
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to work in a team.

We can offer you:
  • To work as part of a close-knit and fun team
  • The opportunity and time to give the care that you would wish to receive
  • A supportive working environment.
  • Access to excellent training and development
  • Discounts on bus travel

Clinical Support staff are the second largest staffing group behind nursing at Oxford Health Foundation Trust.

Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers contribute significantly to the standards of nursing and patient experience and outcomes, providing valued support to our inpatient nursing and therapy teams.

This role can be the first rung on the ladder to becoming a qualified nurse. You can progress through our apprenticeship framework without having to attend and fund a full time university course.

Care Certificate:

All new non-registered clinical staff will receive an induction to the Trust that enables them to complete or refresh the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is a national certificate, which was introduced to provide the public with assurance that the staff looking after them have been assessed as having the correct introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable them to provide safe, compassionate, high quality care.

The Care Certificate consists of 15 standards assessed in practice by completion of a portfolio. Completing or refreshing the Care Certificate, attending local induction and having the support of your clinical team will enable you to build on your existing skills and develop skills and behaviours needed for a successful career with Oxford Health.

Our staff say:

'I really enjoy making a difference with our patients'

'There are learning opportunities, and I feel supported to learn new information and integrate it with my practice'

'I find the team very supportive and enjoy the challenge'

Want to talk about the role?

Give us a call, we would be very happy to hear from you!

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStella Godwin-MalifeJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressstella.godwin-malife@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number07825192565

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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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