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Healthcare Assistant

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Oxfordshire Community Hospitals
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Nov 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 caring and committed individuals to join our newly created healthcare assistant team supporting our community hospitals in the following locations:
  • Abingdon
  • Bicester
  • Oxford City
  • Didcot
  • Witney
  • Wallingford

As a Healthcare Assistant in this team, you will support the existing nursing workforce by working your shifts flexibly between 2-3 wards. You will be instrumental in assisting the teams to meet the changing needs of the patients, assist in individual patient monitoring or compliment the current team to ensure safe staffing levels.

Your commitment to providing excellent care at the place of the individual patient or ward need will demonstrate your patient focused approach. Working across wards in a range of shifts will develop your skills and knowledge in a variety of patient specialities and ensure that the role is very rewarding.

We are looking for individuals who show warmth and support to our patients and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care.

Our learning and development opportunities:

If you want to grow and develop your knowledge and skills and achieve a recognised qualification in nursing, we will support you to discover what is best for you and your future career plan.

Wecan support you to achieve nationally recognised vocational qualifications, most of which are supported by the apprenticeship route. Our apprenticeships are available in a variety of subjects from:
  • Senior Health Care Support Worker
  • Nursing Associate
  • Assistant Practitioner
  • Nursing degree

The development of our workforce is key to delivering caring, safe and excellent services to our patients. Our Trust is committed to offering development and learning opportunities for all employees. No matter where you start with the Trust, you will have access to extra training and be given the opportunity to progress within the organisation.

Our teams:

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our housekeepers and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their families.

Please note that mileage will be paid should you be required to travel between community hospital bases.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Nursing Workforce Team

Email address:

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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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