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Community Nurse

Job Reference: 267-CH1745998

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
District Nursing
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
£24,214 to £30,112 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.

Do you want the privilege of visiting patients in their own homes to deliver increasingly complex, holistic care? If yes, District Nursing may be the right career choice for you with the added bonus of no night shifts. We are able to offer part time, full time and flexible working roles in South West Oxfordshire based in Abingdon Didcot, Wantage or Faringdon. There will be a team near you that would wholeheartedly welcome you to join them.

Whether you are newly qualified or looking for a change in direction and a more challenging role, we would welcome your application for this exciting opportunity to join the district nursing world. As a District Nurse, you would be supported to develop into an autonomous practitioner; nursing patients with multiple complex health care needs in their own home.

District nursing is a highly specialised area of practice recognised by the Queens Nurses Institute and NMC as a specialist role. As a Community Staff Nurse, you will work within a neighbourhood team of District Nurse Team Leaders, Community Staff Nurses, Therapists, Assistant Practitioner’s, Health Care Assistant’s and phlebotomists to meet the needs of the complex patient in the community and avoid admissions to the acute sector as far as practicable. This includes Intravenous medication administration, end of life care, managing the deteriorating patient, complex and simple wound care including VAC therapy and compression therapy, venepunture, utilising advanced physical assessment skills and many more clinical nursing skills. We nurse people with a variety of conditions in a holistic manner both in their own home and in clinic setting and work in close partnership with other primary health care professionals such as GP’s, Community Matrons, Community Therapies and other Tier 2 specialised services such as Tissue Viability, Diabetes and Heart Failure.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amanda Exley at .

  • 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.

UK Registration

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

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