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Nutrition Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 3
Full-time and part-time hours per week
Job ref
Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Abingdon Hospital
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum pro rata
25/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

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.


This is an exciting new job to enhance the nutritional care for our patients. 

We are looking for Nutrition Assistants to join the nursing team at the Oxfordshire Stroke Rehab Unit, at Abingdon Community Hospital. We are a multidisciplinary team that supports patients on the Oxfordshire Stroke Pathway, providing rehabilitation to maximise recovery.  Nutrition is an integral part of a patients rehabilitation and this new post will assist the nursing team to provide optimal nutrition and hydration for individuals on the ward.  Although part of the nursing team you will be working closely with dietetics , speech and language therapy and the ward housekeeping team.

If you have previous experience providing care and/or working with people with swallowing difficulties and have a passion for person centred care, this post may well be for you! Some experience of food preparation in a care setting would also be beneficial but not essential.  We are a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking team who work effectively together to deliver high standards of rehabilitation. An active program of in service and competency based training is established, with a strong team ethos of learning and development.

The successful candidates will need to be flexible,  working over 7 days.   The working day will be 07.30-15.30.  Full and part time hours are available.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kavita Biggin / Tracy Gaffney - Clinical Lead Dietitians for Stroke Rehabilitation

01865 904020