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Community Safety Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Job summary

Are you an experienced Registered Health Care Professional who is looking for a new and exciting challenge? Are you committed to facilitating and improving the engagement with services of patients who are often marginalised and stigmatised within our society?

Our Community Safety Practitioner (CSP) team has a vacancy for an individual with emergency department experience, excellent communication skills and experience in leadership and multi-agency working. You must have an elevated level of autonomy, interested in developing specialist skills, managing complex risk, promoting safety, improving quality, and working in partnership with third party agencies and stakeholders.

To recognise vulnerable patients that attend the Oxfordshire emergency departments identifying attendance patterns, developing, planning, and reviewing patient centred management plans for patients who present to the emergency departments with issues including alcohol, illicit substance misuse, homelessness, and violence.

The CSP's work closely alongside the high intensity user team, the alcohol care team, safeguarding teams and security lead.

We aim to provide brief intervention as well as more extensive community follow up. Using innovative and creative ways to engage patients who are at times hard to reach and chaotic.

We are a small team of committed individuals where you will be supported and guided into this bespoke role that covers both the John Radcliffe and Horton General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • Facilitate the collection, analysis and interpretation of complex data regarding patient presentations related to community safety issues
  • Provide reports on this information to Public Health and other statutory services, including the Community Safety Partnerships and Thames Valley Police in line with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Provide brief interventions relating to alcohol consumption and or drug misuse +/- referral to specialist services
  • Provide advice and intervention to homeless patients, or those vulnerable housed, attending ED +/- referral to specialist services as required
  • Lead on individualised patient management plans to reduce harm using a client-centred approach.
  • Write management plans in collaboration with internal departments and external organisations
  • Enable potentially hostile patients to recognise and agree to the need for change in their behaviour and motivate the patient to make this change
  • Recognise recurrent patient attendances and determine appropriate action. The post holder will manage the process of identifying patients most at risk, determining appropriate action, and negotiating agreement and best outcomes for client. This will require a high degree of autonomy and regard for working with a wide range of services and partners
  • Act as a resource for ED clinical staff relating to the identification of community safety issues and the appropriate signposting of patients to services

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis 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 of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin 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 thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand 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 theOUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes useValue Based Interviewingto 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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for more details.

This vacancy is for 30 hours per week but we would welcome applications for less hours that can be incorporated into a job share. We can offer flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to arrange an informal visit to either the John Radcliffe or Horton General Hospital.

Person Specification



  • Registered Health or Social Care professional
  • A relevant degree
  • Vulnerable adults training


  • Postgraduate or post registration specialist knowledge either by post graduate qualification or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.



  • Previous experience working with vulnerable patients in health and social care settings, specifically alcohol, drugs and complex social situations
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments, brief advice and motivational interviewing


  • Experience of chairing meetings/case reviews

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