Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Band 5
Full time / Part time
Job ref
Horton General Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
29/04/2018 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


Oak Ward is an 18 bedded mixed trauma ward on the Horton Hospital site in Banbury. In addition to the Ward Sister, the ward has deputy sisters, all of whom manage their own teams. Internal rotation to night duty is in operation in order to ensure band 6 cover on all shifts. There is dedicated orthogeriatric, input for trauma patients and the ward is in the top five nationally for quality of care provided for patients with fragility fractures.

Education and evidence based care underpin all aspects of practice, and to support these goals the service benefits from two clinical educators and a nurse consultant. A trauma clinical nurse specialist for older people has also recently been appointed. Research has a high profile within the unit, led by the Senior Nursing Research Fellow, and publications in peer reviewed journals have been achieved over the past ten years.

We are looking for new graduates or experienced nurses who can bring their skills to the team and in turn benefit from the opportunities we can offer. A foundation programme with preceptor support is offered for newly qualified staff. Full time and part time posts are available, please contact the ward sister to discuss options.

Closing date 29.4.18

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 £24,547 per annum.

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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 more information please contact Louise Garrett, Ward Sister on 01925 229048 or e mail louise.garrett@ouh.nhs.uk,

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 226133