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Community Nurse - Abingdon

Band 5

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Abingdon Community Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
23/02/2020 23:59

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.


The South West Oxfordshire District Nursing Service currently have an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Registered Nurse to develop their skills within the Community setting.

Based in the South West Oxfordshire locality we have one full time post in Abingdon district nursing teams.

We are a pro-active District Nursing locality and are currently involved in the development of a more neighbourhood style of working locally, in particular working closely with GPs plus other health and social care professionals to deliver a more seamless patient pathway. Many of our patients are older and often have complex health needs which bring many challenges.

We are looking for a motivated nurse to join our busy, professional and dynamic team. You should possess commitment to team working and innovative delivery of excellent standards of care.

The successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and will provide Community Nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers with the aim of maintaining patients in their own homes enabling them to enjoy maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

You will also be able to demonstrate a real passion for community nursing, as well as an aspiration for on-going professional development and behaviours that underpin our trust vision for nursing.

We welcome both experienced community nurses and nurses who wish to move into Community Nursing . We recognise that many nursing skills are transferable and that if you have a commitment to learn we will support you in your role.

We believe that careers should be developed; ideas listened to, skills and successes valued and recognised. You can expect excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision and yearly appraisal. Oxford Health also offers development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

The successful candidates will be supported closely with a robust induction period and preceptorship program.

Oxford Health has a robust career progression framework to support development through band 5 to complete competencies and progression towards a band 6/ specialist district nurse role.

The Abingdon district nursing teams are comprised of 4 teams who work closely together and are well supported by 6 team leaders. They work closely with the wider MDT, including Hospital @ Home, the Integrated Locality Team, Tissue Viability, Community Matrons and Palliative care services and there would be opportunities to work alongside these during an induction period.

An informal visit would be encouraged prior to interview.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Laura Rayfield, Clinical Development Lead, on 07717547154

Martha Williams, Band 6 Team leader, on 07920470506