Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Transplant Specialist Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Renal Medicine
Band 6
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644
26/03/2019 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


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join our team of Transplant Nurse Practitioners as a Band 6, based at the Transplant Centre in Oxford.  We currently offer transplants of the following: kidney, simultaneous kidney-pancreas, pancreas alone, islet cell, small bowel and modified-multivisceral.

You will be based predominately in Oxford in an outpatient setting, but the role involves covering peripheral outreach clinics, so access to a vehicle and a full current driving license is essential. You will be working as part of an MDT and, after appropriate training, as an autonomous practitioner in your own clinics alongside Consultant Nephrology colleagues.

Our team provides follow up for transplant recipients, either face to face or via telephone triage, who have their transplant surgery in Oxford   A background in renal nursing or experience in caring for organ transplant recipients is required.  The successful post holder can demonstrate clinical expertise and good management skills within this speciality. 

We are looking for someone who is a great team player, shares our ethos of compassionate excellence, and is dedicated and flexible with their approach to work. Excellent communication, problem solving and time management skills are a necessity. Due to the nature of this role situations can arise which are changeable and unpredictable.  In order to meet such challenges an advanced level of practice is required; whilst these skills are being developed there will be support and the option to refer to other team members as required.

After three months of starting this post and following a supportive period of training, you will join the recipient transplant coordinator on call team.  The team provides a 24hr service, including weekends and bank holidays, coordinating all transplant offers for Oxford recipients.  You would be covering shifts on-call from 0745h to 1945h with Transplant ward staff providing overnight cover.

Closing Date: 26 March 2019

We would encourage you to visit us to meet the team and discuss the role in more detail. For further information please contact Jenny Fox or Ali Smith, Lead Nurse Practitioners on 01862 228662 or alison.smith@ouh.nhs.uk / Jennifer.fox@ouh.nhs.uk

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jenny Fox or Ali Smith, Lead Nurse Practitioners on 01865 228662 or alison.smith@ouh.nhs.uk  Jennifer.fox@ouh.nhs.uk