JOB VACANCY: Healthwatch Oxfordshire – Community Involvement Officer -Enter and View (p/t)

Role summary: To build on our successful programme of Enter & View activity, and to recruit and train and support volunteers and lay people.

Enter and View is a visit to a health or social care setting that lasts approximately three to four hours which allows us to make observations of the environment and staff / patient interactions as well as talk with service users, staff and relatives.
Under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, providers of health and care services have a duty to allow access to Healthwatch Authorised Representatives to carry out Enter and View activities.
This duty applies to services receiving public funds, such as hospitals, GP Surgeries and care homes. It is an opportunity for us to highlight areas of good practice and make recommendations for improvements based on the feedback of people who use and work in these services. Enter and View visits are not inspections, however, we do write reports following our visits and give the provider an opportunity to contribute to these reports. Completed reports are published on our website and shared with the Care Quality Commission

Job location (usual place of work): Witney

Pay rate: 28,633

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Community Involvement Officer -Enter and View

Applications close on date: 9.00 am on Monday 24th February 2010

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: 1. Develop and deliver a programme of Enter & View visits, draft reports, and monitor implementation of recommendations.
2. Recruit, train, and support Healthwatch Oxfordshire (HWO) volunteers, ensuring they are deployed effectively to gather and feedback the views of the general public on an ongoing basis, across the county.
3. Support the involvement of lay people in the work of the Oxfordshire County Council Health Improvement Board and Children’s Trust Board.

Job pack: 30.1.2020 Recruitment Pack CIO, Enter and View

To apply, please contact: Interested candidates are invited to call the Executive Director, Rosalind Pearce, for an informal chat about the post on 01865 520520.
Applications should comprise a CV and a letter setting out clearly how you meet the person specification for the post, and should be received no later than 9am on Monday 24th February 2020.
Post to:
Carol Ball
Business Manager
Healthwatch Oxfordshire
The Old Dairy
High Cogges Farm
High Cogges
OX29 6UN
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