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Community Nurse

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) 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. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

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. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

We currently are recruiting for Community Nurses to join the District Nursing team within the Wallingford cluster are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Community Nurses to work as part of a forward thinking team delivering clinical care to patients in their own homes or other clinical settings.

The Wallingford cluster provides nursing care to patients in Wallingford, Benson, Watlington, Wheatley, Berinsfield and surrounding areas. It is a beautiful, although predominantly rural part of Oxfordshire.

We welcome applicants with previous community experience, newly qualified nurses and those who are looking for a change of career direction by making the transition into the community. You will be supported by a preceptorship programme together with a robust and supportive induction period.

Successful applicants will be confident in their decision making and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This post will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own learning and develop your professional and clinical leadership skills in a supportive environment.

If you would like more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact

Davina Powell, Clinical Development Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Or Elizabeth Parker, Clinical Development Lead/Community Practice  ( Phone number removed ) 

There are full time, part-time and flexible positions available, for further information please contact Elizabeth Parker on  ( Phone number removed )  or Davina Powell on  ( Phone number removed )  .

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS 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

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension 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 3-5 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.

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.

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