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Job Summary

The Medical Support Worker will work within a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professional including nursing staff, pharmacists, allied health professionals and medical staff. You will undertake a range of essential routine tasks under the supervision and delegated authority of the relevant consultant in charge of the clinical area in which you are employed. The post will require you to work flexibly in a shift pattern.

Main duties of the job

This post is a Key Worker role in one of our Community Mental Health Teams. This will involve working directly with a small caseload (around 25) of patients, ensuring that they have holistic care plans and supporting them to access the support needed to meet their personalised goals. Key Worker colleagues will include mental health nurses, mental health social workers and occupational therapists. The post will include supervision from the team non-medical managers (relating to the Key Worker role) as well as supervision from a consultant psychiatrist (relating to career progression).

About us

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 at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

We understand that there are many reasons that medical practitioners are not registered to practise medicine in the UK, these can vary from individuals who have relinquished their licence to practice some time ago to doctors who qualified in other countries and who have not yet fulfilled all the requirements for professional licence to practice in the UK. This may include refugee doctors or international medical graduates.

While all such doctors have some medical knowledge, it is imperative for patient safety that they are not mistaken for Registered doctors.

They must not undertake any procedures or clinical work that may only be done by a registered health care professional.

The Medical Support Worker role will offer people the opportunity to demonstrate foundation medical training competency.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in a relevant medical discipline as recognised by the GMC.
  • Post graduate qualification in specialist subject or previous experience in a registered medical role to include an internship of at least 12 months with a minimum of 3 months each in medicine and surgery or other qualifying experience.
  • Proficiency in English to a grade B in the Occupational English Test (OET) or an average mark of 7.5 in IELTS (with no single section scoring below 7). Other certification in English proficiency recognised by the GMC, for example having undertaken a course and examinations in English.


  • Have worked in a medical capacity during the last 3/5 years.
  • Gained PLAB Part 1.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous experience in a registered medical role.
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Previously worked as a medical support worker during the last 3 years

Skills Capabilities & Attributes


  • Recognise the limits of practice that they must always comply with, notwithstanding any previous role they may have had as a fully registered doctor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reflect on own practice and learn from it

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 26 June 2024

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