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Flexible Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 267-FWCH29

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Staffing Solutions
Location:
Oxfordshire
Salary:
£8.45 to £9.28 per hour

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 reliable, caring and committed individuals to join our supportive and rewarding flexible staffing team supporting our community hospitals throughout Oxfordshire.

We know how important your work life balance is and being able to work within an environment that supports this. By joining our flexible team you can choose shifts that suit your lifestyle and enjoy the variety of working within our different inpatient wards.

You will support the nursing team to deliver outstanding care, showing 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.

We work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is in place and that our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people who use our services, and those who care for them and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you competitive rates of pay with the option of being paid weekly or monthly, flexibility of shifts and a range of opportunities and experiences.

Please note that you will be required to complete Care Certificate training prior to undertaking shifts as a flexible worker. The Care Certificate training is held on 5 consecutive days, you will be paid for attending this training.




  • 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.


Is this healthcare assistant post right for you?

Before you apply for this vacancy, we would like you to answer a few questions about how you might feel about some of the tasks and experiences you might come across working in this type of role. This shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes to complete and will help you work out whether this type of role is right for you. After each question you will see some feedback about your response which will help you to understand how much you might enjoy being a healthcare assistant in the NHS. At the end of the questions we will give you some more general feedback that you may want to consider before applying for this vacancy. You don't need to answer these questions to apply for this job but we think you will find it helpful. Click here to start



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