Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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AICU Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Adult Intensive Care Unit
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
04/07/2017 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


Adult critical care nursing at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is both stimulating and challenging.

We are the major trauma centre for Thames Valley and support 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 are proud to offer a supportive environment which has an extensive development programme to help you achieve your aspirations.

We are delighted to be able to offer a number of positions at Band 5. For the novice intensive care nurse we run a Critical Care Foundation Programme. This is a twelve month course that will provide the foundation required to begin your adult intensive care career. There is an extensive orientation package and fully supported supernumerary period in which you work with a mentor then a ‘buddy’ in conjunction with ten study days over the first 4 months in ICU. For those who have intensive care experience we adapt the programme to suit your needs.

To assist you in your career in intensive care it may be an advantage to have acute nursing experience prior to application however, it is not essential. We look for enthusiasm and a desire to care for critically ill patients and be part our dedicated and ever developing team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Tracy Pearse, email tracy.pearse@ouh.nhs.uk, telephone 01865 227899.

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