Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Support Worker

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
37.5 hrs per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum pro rota
14/04/2019 23:59
Interview date

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


Please declare at the top of your supporting statement which of the two units you wish to apply for.

Are you looking to become part of a strong cohesive nursing team working within the intensive care environment?

We currently have vacancies within our general adult intensive care unit (AICU) and our specialist intensive care unit (CICU).

Under the supervision and direction of Registered Nurses the successful candidate will assist and participate in the delivery of basic nursing care to critically ill patients, ensuring the highest possible standards are received by the patients and their families. The role also involves maintaining a tidy and safe environment and assisting with the management of supplies and equipment, integral to the effective running of the unit.

Successful candidates need to be able to communicate effectively in a manner that is respectful, helpful and appropriate, whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.  Be supportive to staff, patients and relatives. The role requires care support workers to assist and support nursing staff, but also be able to complete specific tasks independently, whilst having an awareness of own limitations.

We are looking for critical care assistants to work across both Intensive care units.

The general intensive care is located at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the major trauma centre for the Thames Valley.  AICU is a sixteen bedded tertiary referral unit which takes a diverse mix of admissions from the wards and the emergency department. It also supports elective spinal and vascular surgery. 

CICU is an eight bedded purpose built unit located in the Cancer and Haematology Centre on the Churchill site where we look after a wide range of patients with complex medical and surgical conditions, including Haematology, Renal, GI and Head and Neck specialties. We accept emergency and elective admissions and are a tertiary referral centre. We support one of the largest transplant centers in Europe, caring for patients following kidney- pancreas and bowel transplants.

Successful candidates will complete Trust, and local unit induction programme, and have a period of supernumerary time with an experienced member of staff.  Completing critical care competencies specific to the role will enhance your knowledge and skills.

You will be expected to work flexibly across a shift pattern covering the twenty four hour day within their contracted hours.


Closing date: 14th April 2019

Planned interview date: 29th April 2019

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For AICU Katie Barker katie.barker@ouh.nhs.uk  or call AICU on 01865 220625

CICU Maria Ashby (maria.ashby@ouh.nhs.uk) or call CICU on 01865 235078