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Health Care Assistant - Oxford City

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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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 to work with our District Nursing Teams in Oxford City as a Health Care Assistant. The successful candidate will be educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Health and Social Care or a willingness to undertake the Band 3 apprenticeship on commencing their post.

This is an exciting opportunity to try working in a different and challenging environment that gives the successful candidate a perfect opportunity to progress their career in healthcare. Oxford Health offers work based apprenticeship opportunities for both Band 4 Nursing Associate training and Band 5 Nurse Apprentice training.

This opportunity is also available to those undertaking the Nursing Associate Training currently who would like to move into District Nursing from their existing workplace.

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 that supports the nursing team, for example phlebotomy, wound dressings, compression bandaging, pressure area care, measuring and recording vital signs, and urinary catheter care. A full training and competency package is given with this role.

The successful applicant will be working as part of the Oxford City District Nurse Team primarily based in Jericho or The Leys but will need to work flexibly across the locality to meet the needs of the patients.

The District Nurse service currently operates between 8am to 6.30pm, 7 days per week. A minimum of 1 weekend per month is expected as part of this role. A driving license valid for use in the UK is essential for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLorraine Hirst

Job titleClinical Development Lead


Telephone number07795306439

Additional contact information:

Duty CDL 07900698463

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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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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