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.
Are you fed up of ward working? Do you want to support patients in their own homes? Do you want to work in the community? Then we want you!
Whether you are an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge or newly qualified this opportunity is for you. The South West District Nurses are looking for someone how is forward thinking, dynamic and an autonomous practitioner for their teams in Abingdon and Wantage.
The District Nursing service provides care to patients whose needs are best met in their home environment. We use a holistic approach to patient care which enhances a patient centred approach and ensures patients are supported and enabled in maintaining their independence. We work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP’s, local Hospices, Community matrons, Specialist nurses and Therapist colleagues.
You will have an active interest in community nursing and preventing hospital admissions, managing people in the end stages of their life or with chronic diseases. You will be self-motivated and innovative with a problem-solving attitude and approach.
We can offer you

  • Bespoke Trust and District Nursing inductions and development plans.
  • A supportive environment with training to develop competencies and clinical supervision.
  • A strong in-house training program, as well as an excellent link with our partner universities.
  • A specially designed district nursing preceptorship program.
  • District nursing in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has a specific career progression framework including opportunities for further learning, link nurse roles and undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in district nursing.

Our service operates between 8am and 6.30pm with a usual shift being 7.5 hours. However, we are keen to offer a flexible approach to working hours and could offer compressed hours, long days and more frequent weekends to the right candidate, to meet the needs of our service. UK driving license and access to own car for work purposes are essential.
Please get in touch should you have a query or for more information.
Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.
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
  • 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.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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 u