Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Please wait, loading

Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
321-SK-B6-SN-NM
Site
John Radcliffe Hospital
Town
Oxford
Salary
£28,050- 36,644 per annum, pro-rata
Closing
25/02/2019 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


 

Due to promotion we have a vacancy for a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse. Ward 7F  is a 20 bedded trauma ward on the John Radcliffe site. The trust is the Major Trauma Centre within the Thames Valley Trauma Network. Patient casemix therefore reflects the complexity and injury severity associated with such a centre. Patients are cared for following polytrauma, pelvic and spinal reconstruction, many with high dependency needs. Fragility fracture patients are also admitted to the unit. The trauma service includes two wards, outpatient department, Plaster Room, Day Surgery and X Ray. In addition to the Ward Sister, each ward has three team leaders, all of whom manage their own teams. Internal rotation to night duty is in operation with unit based night practitioners. There is dedicated orthogeriatric, psychiatric and clinical psychology input for trauma patients. Admin support is provided for the senior nursing team.

 

Education and evidence based care underpin all aspects of practice, and to support these goals the service benefits from two clinical educators and a nurse consultant. A trauma clinical nurse specialist for the frail elderly has also recently been appointed. Research has a high profile within the unit, led by the Senior Nursing Research Fellow, and publications in peer reviewed journals have been achieved over the past ten years.

 

 

Closing date:  25- Feb- 2019

Experience as a trauma nurse is essential, and we are looking for an individual who can bring their skills to the team and in turn benefit from the opportunities we can offer.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

For more information please contact Gaenette James, Deputy Matron Ward 7F,  on 01865 221134 or e mail Gaenette.james@ouh.nhs.uk