Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
OXFORD HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Location
Oxford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Oct 2019
Ref
1292290527
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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 to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Healthcare Assistants to support our Registered Mental Health Nurses with the delivery of care in the Acute Psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). As a Healthcare Assistant within our team you will support the recovery focus of the PICU working both therapeutically and holistically. You will be expected to work proactively, as part of a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration with patients, supporting them to participate in activities of daily living which includes some personal care, promoting healthy living and facilitating escort duty.

As we provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, we are looking for a flexible individual who will be available to cover rotational shifts, including weekends and nights on an ad-hoc base. In return for your commitment we can provide a comprehensive induction and training package, annual updates, clinical supervision, access to the NHS Pension and monthly pay.

The ideal candidate should have
  • A strong sense of responsibility & ownership
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and face to face communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong "can do" attitude

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dorcas Dan-Cooke, Ward Manager on 01865 902300 or email ( Email address removed )

  • 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 3-5 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.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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

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