Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2021.

Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 267-CH3261019

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Health Services
Wantage / Faringdon
£22,548 - £24,881 per annum

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 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?

The service operates 7 days a week from 0800-1830- No night shifts!

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.

We welcome applications from both newly qualified candidates and those with experience who are looking for a change, however a foundation degree or equivalent in health and social care or the nursing associate qualification are essential. The successful candidate will be placed to work within the South West District Nursing Teams and we have vacancies in both the Wantage DN team and the Faringdon DN team. An extensive induction programme is also offered to ensure staff build confidence and skill within the role.

Valid UK driving license and access to a car for business use is essential, We may be able to offer a flexible approach to working hours for the right candidate.

Please note: previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHarriet Baker

Job titleCDL


Telephone number07920274833

Additional contact information:

Duty CDL on 07917551003

  • 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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Silver
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • CQC Good
  • Step Into Health
  • Time to Change
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working