Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care
Band 5
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608
17/03/2019 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


We are currently recruiting Paediatric Band 5 Nurses to join our ever expanding team on Paediatric Critical Care. If you are a Band 5 Nurse with experience from a general Paediatric setting or from Critical Care (adults or children), these roles will allow you to increase your knowledge, skills and experience and receive training and development opportunities through our competency based orientation programme.


We also welcome newly qualified staff with an interest in Critical Care to join our team, who will have the added support of the trust Preceptorship and Foundation package.


The Paediatric Critical Care Unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of anaesthetists, paediatricians, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dieticians, and is dedicated to the care of critically ill children (Level 2 and 3) from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The Paediatric Critical Care is a 16/17 bedded unit that comprises of 8 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds and 8-9 high dependency beds. The intensive 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 PICU works in collaboration with Southampton 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 be transferred to Southampton or Oxford Paediatric Intensive Care units and is staffed by doctors and nurses from both units. The high dependency area is an 8/9 bedded area looking after children who require level 2 care, including non-invasive ventilation. PHDU is one of 4 national centres for Paediatric Craniofacial services

New team members have the potential to rotate between Intensive Care and High Dependency in accordance with our unit development programme. We also offer access to postgraduate courses in Critical Care. Extended roles within the team are welcomed, with opportunities to access further training. 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 Paediatric Critical Care setting as part of the Nursing Team.


Previous applicants need not apply.



Closing Date:  17.03.19

Planned Interview Date:  27.03.19


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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 informal visits or further information please contact Hannah Sparkes on 01865 221411 or email hannah.sparkes@ouh.nhs.uk.