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Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate

Band 4

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
North Oxfordshire
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum
24/11/2019 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.


Are you seeking a new opportunity to care for patients in their home environment and in the community setting as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner? Do you have passion and motivation to care for patients in the community setting?  If this resonates with you then, we want to work with you!

If you are a newly qualified band 4 or experienced and looking for a change, we would welcome you to our District Nursing Teams.  The successful candidate will be working in the North of Oxfordshire in the North Locality District Nursing Teams.

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

As an Assistant Practitioner in the community you will be empowering your patients to self manage their health condition with your support, you will be working in partnership with the nurses within the team to make clinical decisions to ensure that patients stay at home for longer.   To enable the successful candidate to be confident and competence within their role in the community, there is an outstanding induction and support programme in place.

As an Assistant Practitioner, you will work within a Primary Care Network (PCN's) of District Nurse Team Leaders, Community Staff Nurses, Therapists, Assistant Practitioner’s, Health Care Assistant’s  to meet the needs of the complex patient in the community and avoid admissions to the acute sector where appropriate. 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.

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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

Clinical Development Lead - Emma Woods 07785459780

Or Team leader - Stacey Ackerman 07903712500