Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£ 20,150 - £ 23,363 per annum pro rata
24/02/2019 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 neurology Ward is a 19 bedded unit incorporating a day case area for neurology patients who require infusion treatments including chemotherapy. Our case mix varies from the both emergency and elective admissions.  We are now looking for qualified Assistant Practitioners (AP) to join our friendly and supportive teams

If you are looking to work in a challenging but extremely rewarding environment with excellent training and professional development opportunities this could be the post for you.   

Assistant Practitioner will work as part of a team, planning, delivering and evaluating healthcare that focuses on the direct care of patients. The role will entail carrying out specific clinical tasks and responsibilities as delegated by a registered nurse ensuring the highest standard of care is achieved whilst supporting patients, family and carers and the multi-disciplinary team.

The Assistant Practitioner has a required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional Nursing Assistant role. The Assistant Practitioner will be able to deliver elements of health and social care and undertake clinical skills in domains that have previously been the remit of registered professionals.

If you are a qualified nurse outside of the UK and don’t currently have NMC Registration or have successfully completed or undertaking a validated programme of academic study such as a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care we would like to hear from you.

We know that changing your job can be daunting so please come and meet us and learn how we can help progress your career.



Closing Date:  24th February 2019

 Planned Interview Date : 10th March 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Ruth Linighan Ward Manager


01865 234696