Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
20/11/2018 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 5 nursing position on Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit (CTCCU)
The Oxford Heart Centre is a friendly, modern environment in which to work and a great place to continue your personal and professional development. The service is committed to research, innovative clinical practice and the delivery of compassionate care.

CTCCU are looking for motivated and experienced critical care nurses to join our dynamic team. CTCCU is a 21 bedded unit providing level two and three care to patients following cardiac, major aortic and thoracic surgery, and to those with acute cardiac medical conditions. CTCCU is a challenging, exciting and supportive environment which will facilitate the ongoing advancement of your specialist critical care skills. There are opportunities to develop skills in invasive and non-invasive modes of ventilation and weaning, the use of ventricular assist devices, cardiac output monitoring and haemofiltration. Additionally, acute arrhythmia management advanced ECG interpretation, management of IABP therapy as well as active participation in the PPCI service are the opportunities you will experience when nursing the cardiac medical patients on the unit.

You must have recent clinical experience within an acute care environment and demonstrable commitment to developing cardiac and thoracic critical care skills. Self-motivation, commitment to learning and an appreciation of the requirements of critical care nursing are required of the post holder, as is being able to demonstrate a patient centered approach to care.

All successful candidates will have a supernumerary period with support from a mentor and a comprehensive competency based development package. The post offers the scope for professional and personal development and on-going education within the field of both cardiac and thoracic nursing.

For further information on these posts or to arrange an informal visit please contact Caroline White, Lead Nurse caroline.white@ouh.nhs.uk or Rory Cantillon, Charge Nurse ruaidhri.cantillon@ouh.nhs.uk.

Closing Date: 25th of November 2018
Interview Date(s): 11th of December 2018

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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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Lead nurse CTCCU