Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time or Part time
Job ref
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
13/11/2018 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


BAND 5 £23,023 to £29,608 per annum plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends) negotiable


Would you like to be part of a highly skilled medical nurse team, delivering high standards of acute and medical emergency care?

We currently have a vacancy for Band 5 Staff Nurses within our Emergency Assessment Unit at the Horton Hospital.

The Horton Emergency Assessment Unit is a single front door acute care setting with the Emergency Department. EAU is a fast paced environment with a high volume of patients. Patients are referred to the unit through both the Emergency Department and their own GP surgeries. The aim of the unit is to provide a rapid assessment and treatment to acutely unwell medical patients and provide short term admission. The unit is made up of a 16 bed EAU, 3 rapid nurse assessment rooms and an 18 bedded Short Stay Unit. There is also an ambulatory area for those patients that meet the ambulatory criteria.

The role includes the rapid assessment, implementing appropriate investigations and treatment of the acutely unwell medical patients referred via ED or GP. This acute medical area will offer you the opportunity to expand knowledge and skills across a wide range of medical emergency presentations, provide opportunities for further training in caring for acutely unwell patients such as the RAID course and to work as an integral part of the large multi-disciplinary team within the EAU. There is also ongoing opportunity as part of the role to progress to Senior Staff Nurse once competencies are completed. Ideally qualified applicants would have 6 months post graduate experience in an acute setting, however applications from new graduates will be considered.

The shift pattern on EAU are long days 07.30am-20.00pm and nights 19.30pm-08.00am. If you are interested in joining our team and would like to arrange an informal visit or discuss via phone please contact the following:-


Closing Date: 13-Nov-2018

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Sue Poynter - Sue.Poynter@ouh.nhs.uk - Senior Sister EAU

Pauline Clarke – Pauline.clarke@ouh.nhs.uk – Senior Sister EAU

Or on 01295 229337