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Assessor Band 5

Band 5

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Home Assessment Reablement Team
Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
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Home Assessment Reablement Team (HART) A53740
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum
29/04/2019 23:59

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


The Home Assessment Reablement Team (HART) is a community based service that provides reablement support to patients from a wide range of hospital and community based settings within their own home across Oxfordshire. The service also supports clients in the community to prevent hospital admission. Close links have been developed with our community colleagues to ensure a smooth handover to any appropriate service and to prepare patients and clients for their future pathway.


The service facilitates the discharge of patients who require some additional support or who are awaiting long term care packages/ further rehabilitation at home, and also prevents hospital admission by supporting those needing additional support within their own home after an episode of ill health. 
Each individual has a goal based care plan which is designed to improve or maintain their functions by using an enabling approach to the delivery of care.


HART is currently recruiting to a full time Assessor post within the team. The service has three bases, John Radcliffe Hospital (covers Oxford city), Horton General Hospital (covers North and West Oxfordshire) and Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre (covers South Oxfordshire), the post holder will be based from one of these sites, however will be required to have the flexibility to cover all bases.


The Assessor role is key to ensuring that patients receive the appropriate and high quality care when they leave the hospital or have been identified as needing additional support after an episode of ill health. The post holder will need to be organised, dynamic and bring a light hearted approach to a serious demanding role. You will  be required to assess the patients / client in their own home or a hospital setting, initiate a goal based care plan, complete risk assessments along with health and safety assessments. Reviewing the support provided weekly in the patient / clients own home.  Knowledge of Reablement and domiciliary care legislation would be an advantage. Good organisation skills are also a must.


You will manage a team of Reablement Support Workers within the community, therefore will need previous line management experience. The role will be both office and community focused and full training and support will be provided.


The service operates 365 days a year from 7am–10pm. You will work on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays.


It is essential that you hold a full UK driving license and have a car available for work at all times, due to the community based side of this role.


Previous applicants need not apply.



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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Kimberley Green | Personal Assistant | Home Assessment Reablement Team | Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Level 5, Room 5040B, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU | Tel: 01865 234956 (ext. 34956) | Email: Kimberley.Green@ouh.nhs.uk