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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.

Job overview

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to join our team at City Community Hospital, who are passionate about wanting to make a difference to our patients lives.

Main duties of the job

Our main focus on the ward is to provide rehabilitation care for our patients who may also have a wide variety of other health conditions. You will support our nurses to deliver high quality patient care and be a vital member of our wards multidisciplinary team.

You will be required to have excellent communication skills, a positive caring non-judgmental attitude, and a willingness to learn. Our team will provide you with on-going development and training to help you progress in this satisfying career where each day is different, and your contributions will be valued and appreciated.

Working for our organisation

City Community Hospital provides rehabilitation for people who no longer require the services of an acute hospital but require greater support than currently provided in their home environment.

The hospital has a dedicated team of nurses and occupational therapists and is supported by medical teams. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The role is available on a permanent contract. A flexible requirement to work a variety of shift patterns is essential. Our shift patterns are: 7.30am-3.30pm / 1.30pm-9.30pm / 9pm-8.00am.

Flexibility to be able to undertake early/late/night shifts is required.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Willingness to take an active part in the support of new HCAs and Apprentice HCAs
  • Desirable criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 in Health Care
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate care and compassion for client group
  • Good communicator and interpersonal skills
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of working in a clinical/rehabilitation or equivalent setting for minimum of one year
  • Under the direction of the registered nurse able to carry out planned components of care without close supervision
  • 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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