Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Palliative Care Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 6
37.5 – part time considered
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
29/10/2017 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


The Hospital Palliative Care Team is looking for experienced, motivated and resilient staff to join our existing team of Specialist Nurses.

A full time band 6 specialist position is available in the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust Hospital Palliative Care Team, based at Sir Michael Sobell House, covering the Churchill, John Radcliffe and Nuffield sites.

The increase in establishment will enable the team to provide a seven-day face to face access to specialist palliative care service and improve training and development of staff within the OUHFT.

We are seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working autonomously and as part of a busy multidisciplinary team supporting the delivery of palliative care throughout the Trust. Weekend working will be a requirement.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills in supporting ward teams to care for patients with palliative care needs, carrying out specialist assessments, liaising with a wide range of healthcare professionals and clearly documenting clinical advice. We are looking for candidates who display strong nursing leadership qualities and who are able to act as a role-model to staff across the Trust; a strong commitment to education and teaching is also important.

Palliative or End of Life Care experience is essential, as is recent experience of working in a specialist or senior nursing role.

In return we will be able to offer a supportive and friendly working environment, with access to mentorship and training and opportunities for relevant postgraduate study.

Closing date: 29th October 2017

For further information please contact:
Hayley Smith: Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk Matron for the Oncology and Haematology Directorate

Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?
If you believe that you fulfil these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

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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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Hayley Smith: Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk Matron for the Oncology and Haematology Directorate

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01865 227812