Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior specialist nurse – SRS for Brain metastasis

Band 7

Main area
Cancer Support
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill /JR West Wing
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
10/11/2017 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


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Specialist Nurse – Stereotactic Radiotherapy Service for patients with Brain metastasis
Banding: Band 7
Part time 37.5 hours
Do you deliver compassionate excellence? Are you enthusiastic about learning and development? Do you want a new challenge? If yes then read on….

We are looking for a Senior Specialist Nurse to join our new Stereotactic Radiotherapy Service for cancer patients with brain metastasis at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
You would be joining a team of specialist clinicians and radiographers who provide a service to patients receiving stereotactic brain radiotherapy from MDT referral to 3 months post treatment. You will liaise with the relevent tumour site specific services including but not exclusively Metastatic Breast, Skin and Lung cancer both within the OUHFT and referring units across the Thames Valley Region and beyond where required . The service covers both the Churchill Hospital and John Radcliffe Hospital sites working across directorates with the clinical oncology and neurosurgical teams.
Our nursing teams are central to the delivery of excellent care to cancer patients attending the Oxford University Hospital. Our teams deliver a holistic approach to patient care using the latest technologies to support individualised assessments and care planning. The service has been newly commissioned and therefore you will be responsible for developing the nursing pathway protocols and frameworks in liaison with the wider team. You will be the key worker for this patient group during the decision making process, initiating follow-up post treatment and ensuring patients are on appropriate supportive care post treatment as well as supporting patients who may not be suitable for treatment You will work closely with other specialist nursing teams, the radiotherapy department, the wider MDT and cancer services, providing a service across care boundaries in liaison with primary care within the locality and the network. You will be part of a wider team of cancer specialist nurses and be supported in your on-going development.

You should have:
• Significant relevant post-registration experience at Band 6.
• Cancer and/ or neurosciences nursing experience
• Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice
• Proven leadership and exceptional organisational ability
• IT and data analysis skills
• A Nursing Degree and either have or are willing to undertake study at Masters level.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Shelley Orton Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse on 01865 235354

Informal visits are strongly encouraged and advised.
Closing date: Friday 10th November
Interview date: Monday 20th November 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Shelley Orton Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse on 01865 235354

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812