Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Critical Care Outreach Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult ICU/ Churchill ICU
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital & Churchill Hospitals
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
04/01/2019 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


Band 6 Critical Care Outreach/Retrieval Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse – Adult Intensive Care

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory”

So, I guess the question is, will you accept the challenge?

Can you deliver compassionate excellence? Are you an experienced critical care nurse capable of working autonomously and looking for a challenge?

If yes, then we would really like to meet you.

We are building upon our current Follow-Up service by expanding to incorporate an Outreach and Retrieval service to improve the local and tertiary speciality services.


·         This is an exceptional opportunity to work in a nationally renowned centre for specialities such as Trauma, Vascular surgery; Cancer & Haematology; Maxillofacial surgery and to top it off, one of largest transplant centres in Europe

·         This role will cover the immediate pre and post-ICU period and the longer term care via the outpatient ICU Follow-Up Clinic. 

·         A fully supported and protected induction period giving you a great opportunity to find your feet in the team.

·         A central element involves collaborating with the multi-professional team assisting with inter-hospital transfers and retrieval of critically ill patients from the Horton hospital. 

·         This role involves direct patient care & assessment but also supporting the ward teams caring for patients  pre  and following their ICU stay.

·         A range of development and learning opportunities, such as simulation and specialist courses to equip you with the knowledge and skills to fulfil this opportunity.

·         Generous NHS holiday entitlement which increases with your length of service.

·         Generous and comprehensive NHS pension scheme.

Given certain development conditions are met then an additional pay enhancement of 10% is applied to your basic salary. Just one of the ways we can reward your contribution to the team.

Closing Date- 04-Jan-2019 

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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 further details or informal visits please do not hesitate to contact either Tiina Kauhanen or Carolyn Barrett (Senior Sisters for Retrieval &  Critical Care Follow Up Team) on 01865 221252 or Lyn Bennett (Matron AICU) on 01865 220620.

Carolyn.barrett@ouh.nhs.uk  or   Tiina.kauhanen@ouh.nhs.uk