Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult Intensive Care
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital / Churchill Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
28/01/2018 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


Is a stimulating, progressive and challenging work environment something you want?
Is Adult Intensive Care Nursing “Your” speciality?

If your answer is “YES” then the team at Adult Critical Care, at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, can provide you with both and would like to hear from you.

We provide regional/tertiary specialities including Major Trauma and Vascular Surgery for Thames Valley. We also provide support for one of the largest transplant centres in Europe. This, in addition to all the other specialities you would expect to find in a renowned University Teaching Hospital and Tertiary Referral Centre, ensures that work is always varied and exciting. We pride ourselves in offering a supportive environment, which has an extensive and dynamic development programme including collaborative links to the local Universities, which will assist you in achieving both your professional and personal aspirations.

We are delighted to be in a position to offer a number of positions at Band 6 to be part of our Critical Care Leadership programme and Team. We are well established at providing a development programme with key dimensions that will suit all individuals for evolving into this senior role. We also acknowledge the potential a successful candidate can offer the service through the provision of a recruitment and retention enhancement of 10%, subject to conditions. Please ask for details as required.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are a credible clinical expert; have consolidated their knowledge and skills post Intensive Care Practice course (or equivalent); have experience of coordinating a unit on a shift by shift basis; possess the fundamentals of leadership; committed to professional development of both themselves and others; and proactive in the use of an evidence based practice approach.

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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

Trevor Venes, email trevor.venes@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726