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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 267-CH3121647

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
District Nursing Services
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata

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 seeking a new and challenging opportunity to care for patients in their home environment as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner/ Nursing Associate? Do you have the passion and motivation to care for patients in a community setting?

A unique aspect of working in Oxford City is the drive towards greener Oxford. As such, the District Nursing service have access to electric cars at no cost to the user, and the potential to access a pedal assist ecargo bicycle should you wish for work purposes. This means you do not necessarily need to own or run a car, but you will need to hold a valid drivers license.

The successful candidate will be working in partnership with the District Nurses and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide outstanding care to patients within their own homes. As an Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate in the community you will empower patients to self manage their health conditions whilst meeting the needs of the complex patient in the community and avoid admissions to the acute sector where appropriate. You will be able to utilise your existing skills and learn so many more new skills as part of this role.

We welcome applications from soon to qualify nursing associates, newly qualified nursing associate candidates and those with experience who are looking for a change. The successful candidate will be placed to work within the Oxford City District Nursing Teams. An extensive induction programme is also offered to ensure staff build confidence and skill within the role.

Working hours will be between 0800 - 1830, 7 days a week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLorraine Hirst

Job titleClinical Development Lead


Telephone number07795306439

Additional contact information:

Clare Allen, Clinical Development Lead 07979770985

  • 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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