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Job overview Health Care Assistant


Whether you are an experienced Health Care Assistant looking for a new challenge or looking to develop your community career – this role is for you! Vacancies in Faringdon, Didcot , Abingdon and Wantage district  nursing teams.  

We would be delighted to offer the opportunity to join our innovative, dedicated, and supportive team delivering outstanding care within the South West  district nursing teams., which consist of Abingdon, Faringdon, Wantage and Didcot.  We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our colleagues across the South locality to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to care delivery.

This opportunity is available to Health Care Assistants who are ready to take the next step into developing their own community career.

The post requires locality wide accessibility at times covering other bases within the area and therefore the ability to travel between sites is essential.


Main duties of the job


You will support the nursing team to deliver outstanding care, showing support to our patients and their families; helping to promote independence, dignity and positively enhancing the lives of the  patients in our care.

We welcome applications from experienced Healthcare Assistants wishing to change to community nursing or for individuals who are looking for a new and rewarding career opportunity. Community experience or evidence of working in a care setting is desirable.


Working for our organisation


As a team member you will receive on-going support with an excellent development programme to help you reach your full potential. We can also provide opportunities for you to progress in your career with Apprenticeships and Nursing Associate Training available.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered within people’s homes.

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team”

Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
  • Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

An NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social care or National Care Certificate is required for this post. If this qualification is not held, successful candidates must be willing to commence this within 6 months of starting in post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Level 3 Diploma in health and social care
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ units specifically related to clinical procedures and observations.


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience as care worker or formal carer with adults
Desirable criteria
  • Previous DN team experience


Essential criteria
  • Confident working alone
  • Able to prioritise work
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Holistic approach to care.
  • Good time management skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Wound care knowledge
  • Competence in clinical procedures and observations

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