Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Staff Nurse – Outreach

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Outreach
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Paediatric ITU A70500
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
15/04/2018 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


We have an exciting vacancy within in our Children’s Critical Care Outreach, to work within children’s services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for an experienced nurse, ideally with experience caring for HDU or deteriorating patients, to help lead the way in developing an outstanding Children’s Critical Care Outreach service. 

We are looking for enthusiastic outgoing skilled practitioners who are passionate about improving patient safety and the quality of care for patients at risk of deterioration and those post critical illness. Experience in multidisciplinary teaching, assessment and treatment of the acutely ill patient in a ward environment are highly desirable attributes for this post.

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop postgraduate skills in acute patient assessment and management skills, Non-Medical prescribing, clinical leadership and teaching skills in a variety of settings.

Children’s services within Oxford are primarily based within the children’s hospital, where we offer a wide variety of specialist care such as critical care, children’s surgery, neurosurgery, and oncology, respiratory and craniofacial surgery along with much more.

As Outreach Nurses you will be working within a highly skilled multidisciplinary team across Children’s services, inclusive of the emergency department and critical care to provide a rapid response to the deteriorating patient alongside a trigger pathway, and to provide step down care for all children discharged from critical care.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside an already well-established critical care team to be part of a new venture, to have your say in how the service develops and moves forward as well as enjoy many opportunities to further develop your skills within Children’s services in one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals.  Extended roles within the team are welcomed, with opportunities to access further training and post graduate courses such as advanced assessment and history taking and Non-Medical Prescribing, staff are also encouraged to attend national and international conferences. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team looking for individuals with the same ambition and drive to take forward new initiatives within the Children’s Critical Care Outreach service.

There will be opportunities to work across Children’s Critical Care which provides level 1-3 care to Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. The Children’s Critical Care is a 16/17 bedded unit that comprises of 8 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds and 8-9 high dependency beds. The critical care area provides care for critically sick children from the age of 0 to 16 years from a variety of specialities including neurosciences and trauma. The John Radcliffe Children’s Critical Care works in collaboration with Southampton PICU to provide a joint retrieval service, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team).

This service provides expert advice to district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to being transferred to Southampton or Oxford Children’s Critical Care units and is staffed by doctors and nurses from both units. The high dependency area has recently expanded to an 8/9 bedded area looking after children who require level 2 care, including non-invasive ventilation.

Part time positions may be considered with a trust wide minimum shift rule of 8 shifts per 4 week period.

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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

For an informal visit or more information please contact:

Alex Elson-Leonard (Acting Matron) Alex.Elson@ouh.nhs.uk

Sarah Hopton (Sister, Outreach) Sarah.Hopton@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228792