Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Staff Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Paediatrics, Critical Care
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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Staff Nurse, Band 6 to join our dynamic nursing team within our expanding Paediatric Critical Care Unit, you will be supported to rotate across all areas of Paediatric Critical Care with a personalised development plan taking into consideration your existing experience and skills, you will receive full support from our in house education team and have access to both internal and external courses e.g. ICU/HDU courses, ANP training and leadership programmes.


Paediatric Critical care unit consists of 17 level 2 and 3 critical care beds and a Critical Care Outreach service.  We deliver care to critically ill children within the Thames Valley network.  We are a lead Neurosurgical and Major Trauma Centre and have a vast amount of specialities inclusive of Spinal and Craniofacial surgery, acute and long term non-invasive ventilation and other multi-level surgery.


The OUHFT Paediatric Critical Care works in collaboration with Southampton to provide a joint retrieval service, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team). This service provides expert advice to our district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to being transferred to either Southampton or Oxford Critical Care units. It is staffed by doctors and nurses from both Oxford and Southampton, with oxford providing our own team who will go out to retrieve patients Monday-Friday 0800-18:00.


The unit offers funding and time to attend international and national conferences and post graduate courses in accordance with our unit’s comprehensive development programme. We encourage and support our nursing team to complete projects for presentation or publication.


The successful candidate will be able to work well within the team. They will have at least 3 years post registration experience with a relevant course for Critical Care (HDU/ICU). They will be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, with an ability to lead and motivate others. They will also enjoy teaching and supporting junior staff as well as pre and post registration students.


For further information or an informal visit to the unit please contact Annie.Evans@ouh.nhs.uk or 01865 221411.


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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

Annie Evans (Annie.Evans@ouh.nhs.uk)

Rosie Priddy (Rosemary/Priddy@ouh.nhs.uk)

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228792