Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy sister

Band 6

Main area
Day Case Unit
Band 6
Full Time 37,5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
03/09/2017 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


We are looking for an enthusiastic Deputy Sister to join our team.
The Day Surgery Unit is a newly refurbished Unit which opens from 06:45 - 22:00 Mon-Fri and 07:15 -20:00 on Saturdays. There are 10 operating theatres at the Churchill hospital and we are utilising 9 theatres for our Elective patients daily. This unit is a very busy environment we can admit up to 25 -35 patients per day

The team is very supportive and experienced. It is an excellent opportunity to gain Day surgery nursing skills. You will need to be a forward thinking, motivated professional nurse who is committed to providing a high standard of holistic care and can demonstrate a caring commitment to working in partnership with patients and their families.

The successful applicant will assist in delivering high quality care ensuring effective flow of patients. The post holder will support of the ward manager; ensuring staff have an annual appraisal and appropriate training. You will assist the ward manager with other managerial duties in their absence. You will assist the ward manager to provide clinical leadership, monitor nursing standards and ensure compliance within the NMC standards.

To be successful, you will need to be a qualified RGN with a valid NMC registration. Applicants must have excellent customer care, communication and interpersonal skills and be flexible and able to adapt to and support change in this growing and developing environment. We are able offer a wide range of opportunity and training to support personal development needs.

We run a pattern of 8.5 hour days worked over 2 weeks or 1 long day [12 hours] and 3 x 8.5 shifts weekly

Please call us for further information and to arrange an informal visit, on 01865 227886

The closing date is 3rd September 2017 and Interviews 21st September 2017

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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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