Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Cancer Support
Band 2
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 pa (plus Oxford living wage allowance)
28/03/2018 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


Band 2 Nursing Assistants for Oncology Ward, Haematology Ward or Sobell House Hospice, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT.

Do you enjoy helping and caring for people? Are you looking for a role with opportunities for progression? Do you want a rewarding job that makes a real difference?
If the answer is yes then read on!

We are recruiting Nursing Assistants for our wards in Oncology, Haematology and Sobell where we care for people with cancers and blood disorders and provide specialist palliative and end-of-life care.

We are looking for Nursing Assistants with strong values, who are motivated and organised, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We require an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the delivery of care, ensuring the best patient experience. Candidates should be excellent team players with the ability to use their own judgement to resolve issues. They should also have a tactful, sensitive approach to dealing with difficult and upsetting situations. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to work, and a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements. Previous Nursing Assistant experience isn’t essential, just an ability to demonstrate compassion and a commitment to learn how to deliver high standards of patient care.

In return, successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with teams that are passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There are also many opportunities for personal and professional development for candidates who shine and are committed to progressing in a caring career within the NHS.

We would highly recommend that you come and visit our areas to see what we can offer you. For further details please contact:
Sobell House Hospice – Rochelle Lay, Ward Sister 01865 225873 or rochelle.lay@ouh.nhs.uk
Haematology Ward – Claudia Costa, Ward Sister 01865 235045 claudia.costa@ouh.nhs.uk
Oncology Ward – Arisha Klapiscak, Ward Sister 01865 235012 arisha.klapiscak@ouh.nhs.uk

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Sobell House Hospice – Rochelle Lay, Ward Sister 01865 225873 or rochelle.lay@ouh.nhs.uk
Haematology Ward – Claudia Costa, Ward Sister 01865 235045 claudia.costa@ouh.nhs.uk 
Oncology Ward – Arisha Klapiscak, Ward Sister 01865 235012 arisha.klapiscak@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812