Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

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Band 5
Full & Part Time
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
04/03/2018 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 Oxford Eye Hospital based at the John Radcliffe Hospital is a centre of innovation in Ophthalmology, and we are expanding our nursing workforce to enable us to further develop our service and continue to provide excellent care.

We are a busy outpatient department treating over 106,000 patients a year in the full range of ophthalmology clinics including an emergency department and nurse-led pre-operative assessment.   Our team is made up of over 30 members of staff including specialist nurses, nursing assistants, band 4 assistant practitioners, ECLOs and a department house keeper.


As one of 3 additional Band 5 nurses to our team, you will have opportunities to work in a number of sub-specialty areas developing your knowledge and skills across all areas of ophthalmology.


If you have never worked in ophthalmology before don’t worry; we will give you a comprehensive induction and you will soon be amazed at how fast your knowledge and skills grow - along with your passion to develop your career in the specialty.


If you are a newly qualified nurse, you will join the Oxford University Hospital’s Foundation Programme.  This is the start of your journey with our Trust and will link to a clear career pathway to continue developing your skills over the coming years. The 1st year of the programme consists of up to twelve study days aiming to follow on and develop the learning you have achieved during your training and help you apply this to potentially complex clinical situations.  Upon completion of a further year your achievement will be recognised by becoming known as a Senior Staff Nurse, you will have a change to your uniform and progress from point 17 to point 19 on the agenda for change pay scale. If you are appointed as a Band 5 Senior Staff Nurse you would start on a minimum salary of £24547 per annum.


We are completely devoted to the development and education of our staff and have invested significant time and energy into providing a number of specialist nurse roles including our ophthalmology nurse consultant.   Furthermore we offer an opportunity to complete our Level 7 Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Patient Centred Ophthalmology Care which is run in-house in collaboration with, and validated by, Northampton University. 


Outpatient clinics run Monday to Friday and our Emergency Eye Department 7 days a week.  Working days/hours can be flexible (i.e. compressing full-time hours in to 4 days) and preferences can be discussed at interview. Full and part-time hours are available.

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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

Ali Northover, Deputy Matron Tel: 01865 222524 email: ali.northover@ouh.nhs.uk

Josie Equibal/Sharon Bertumen (Deputy Sisters) on 01865 231117 email josie.equibal@ouh.nhs.uk/ Sharon.bertument@ouh.nhs.uk

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