Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Learning Disability Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum/ pro rota
26/07/2019 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


Are you a Registered learning disability nurse looking for a new challenge? Would you like to integrate your learning disability nurse skills with acute and complex medical care?


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Registered Learning Disability Nurses to join our motivated nursing team on the Complex Medicine wards. These wards strive to deliver excellent and compassionate care to some of Oxfordshire’s most complex medical patients.


Our patients are all admitted for emergency care against a background of long-term physical health conditions, and they may also experience mental health issues, cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour.


You will be joining an energetic and enthusiastic team of nurses, doctors, therapists and social care professionals who work together closely to manage the patients’ health problems, promote recovery and re-enablement, and safe discharge from hospital. The ward teams are also supported by the Trust’s psychological medicine team according to patients’ needs. 


We are keen to benefit from your expertise and experience to help us develop a truly multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. In return, you will gain the opportunity to enhance your nursing skills including monitoring and managing patients who experience deterioration in their physical health, and delivering the right care to maintain patients’ safety and well-being in the hospital environment.


You will be supported by practice development programmes run by the Trust, as well as the practice development team within acute medicine. W e are committed to supporting your continuing professional and career development. 


If you are someone who enjoys the challenge of meeting a wide range of patients’ individual needs in a fast-moving environment, values team working and has the ability to remain calm under pressure we want to hear from you so we can share more about working on Complex Medicine with you. 


Closing Date: 26th July 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

PA Laura Munoz-Perez - 01865 223 802 - Laura.munoz-perez@ouh.nhs.uk