Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Anaesthetics/Scrub/Recovery Senior ODP/Nurse (Adult or Children’s)

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
27/01/2019 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


ODPs, Adult or Children’s Nurses:

Do you have experience of working in theatres with good interpersonal and communication skills?

Are you committed to delivering the highest standards of perioperative care & safety?

Do you relish working within a productive multidisciplinary team?

If so, then we would like you to come and join our team.

This is a great opportunity to join our diverse and dynamic teams. We have 19 theatres in two departments where you can gain a wide variety of experience or specialise depending on your career path. The John Radcliffe Main Operating Theatre Department has five theatres where routine and emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include vascular, emergencies, general, gynae, trauma orthopaedics and spinal surgery. The unit provides care mainly for adult patients and is the theatre suite for Major Trauma. The West Wing Operating Theatre Department has 14 theatres and provides specialist surgery for adults and children. Specialties include E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Neurology, Paediatrics (Orthopaedics & General), Plastics and Max Fax’s surgery. We can offer both full and part time posts. These posts include a commitment to day / night rotation, bank holidays and weekend working with participation in an on call rota.

We have a dedicated Education team in place with a comprehensive education strategy, to underpin the development of all grades of staff within theatres, facilitating career development and progression. We provide a supportive learning environment which includes preceptorship, supernumerary status while achieving competencies with staff available to support in the initial phase of working solo, an in-house perioperative course, support with revalidation, leadership and career development. Experienced staff are encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available depending on your chosen career path. We are currently implementing shared governance which will provide an ideal opportunity for professional development and the chance to influence and deliver change in the departments.

Oxford city and the county of Oxfordshire has a lot to offer, from the ancient city to the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. Oxford city is the perfect mix of old and new with plenty to do such as visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a mealtaking in a show or shopping

Closing Date: 27-Jan-2019

Interview Date: 07-Feb-2019

We actively encourage you to come on an informal visit and meet our friendly team – please contact Valerie McAvoy on 01865 231539 or via email at valerie.mcavoy@ouh.nhs.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.


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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

Valerie McAvoy

Lead Nurse: Practice Education & Recruitment

JR Main & West Wing, Operating Theatre Departments

(NOTSS Division)

Email:  Valerie.mcavoy@ouh.nhs.uk