Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/charge nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Job ref
John Radcliffe 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 neurology Ward is a 19 bedded unit incorporating a day case area for neurology patients who require infusion treatments including chemotherapy. Our case mix varies from the emergency, acute and elective admissions.

Due to an increase in staffing level a number of Band 6 Deputy sister posts have arisen within the ward area. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals preferably with neurology or medical experience, who are committed in delivering safe high quality patient centred care.

Clinically you will be expected to lead and be a role model for junior staffs, provide specialist knowledge and support to colleagues co-ordinating and managing resources to ensure optimum patient care and safety on the ward. You will be required to communicate with the neurosurgical ward areas and represent the ward manger in her absence.

You will be responsible for supervising, developing and appraising a team of nurses and nursing assistants. As a ward we are committed to advancing our staff and practice and you will be expected to use your experience and knowledge to take an active role in developing service provision clinically with the implementation of evidence based practice.

The role of a deputy sister/charge nurse within neurology is demanding but immensely rewarding, but you will be supported in meeting the challenge with a structured orientation
programme and a supernumerary period supported by the ward manager.

If you are looking for development in a challenging but extremely rewarding environment with excellent training and professional development opportunities this could be the post for you. We know that changing your job can be daunting so please come and meet us and learn how we can help progress your career.

Closing Date: 29/10/17
Planned Interview Date: 20/11/17

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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

Ruth Linighan Ward Manager
01865 234696