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.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Health Visitors to join our excellent team in the Bicester Locality. Could that be you? If so, come and join us at Oxford Health where we really value the role of the Health Visitor.

Childrens services within Oxford Health was rated as outstanding in our last CQC inspection.

You will be leading a skill mixed team of community nurses, nursery nurses and administrative support workers with the support of locality team leaders. You will have excellent communication skills and be committed to improving health outcomes to children and families.

You will be expected to:

  • To lead, influence and deliver an effective Universal Childrens Service in line with the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years (DoH 2010) and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Health Visitor service specification, within the commissioning criteria.
  •  To improve health and life chances for children and families within a defined community, through health needs assessment, by applying the principles of health visiting (NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses).
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with families and other agencies in multi-agency and integrated working processes, identifying the health needs in a defined population and targeting resources to address these.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual/ family focused/group programmes of care, working in partnership with other agencies, including early years provision.
  • Adhere to the Oxford Health Healthy Child frameworks and pathways in relation to our client group.
  • Be conversant with and work within local safeguarding, looked after children, domestic abuse and vulnerable children policies, procedures and advice and provide support to the team
    regarding these.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate public health initiatives through community based health promotion activities, which reflect need and meets the key performance targets of the organisation.
  • Be prepared to undertake nurse prescribing in response to assessed need, in accordance with Trust policy and in line with NMC code for non-medical prescribers.
  • Our Health Visitors in Oxfordshire deliver all 5 core contacts of the Healthy Child Programme and you will have opportunity to join work streams covering the DoH 6 high impact areas.

    We offer an exceptional and robust package of on-going training and development, mentorship and supervision .

    We would welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified Health Visitors.

    Full-time and part-time hours will be considered.

    Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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