Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Health Promotion Practitioner

Band 4

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Here for Health
Band 4
Fixed Term 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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All OUH Sites
£20,150 to £23,363 pa
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the Here for Health team and work as an Assistant Health Promotion Practitioner. The role will encompass work across the four main Hospital sites that make up the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. But primarily work will be split between the Churchill and Horton General Hospitals.

The Assistant Health Promotion Practitioner will take basic measures of health and will provide brief health promotion advice and interventions to people accessing the service using an individualised and empathetic approach. The individual will also be asked to undertake outreach work and host health promotion stands within the hospitals as part of their contribution to the smooth running and on-going development of the service. This will include work toward cancer prevention, living with and beyond cancer and the implementation of CQUIN 9 Risky Behaviours which includes the identification and brief advice for alcohol and tobacco usage.

The role will encompass aspects of direct patient/client contact; work with other hospital departments/teams and with care organisations and teams across organisational boundaries.

Following initial induction and training the Assistant Health Promotion Practitioner will be working autonomously but with close support from the other members of the Here for Health team. Involvement in the development of a robust reporting process will be integral to this role.

Closing Date: 21st January 2019
Interview Date: 28th January 2019

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Applicant requirements

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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