Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse (Outpatient Department)

Band 6

Main area
Cancer Support
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
21/12/2018 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



Oncology/Haematology Directorate

DEPUTY SISTER / Charge Nurse Band 6

Cancer & Haematology Outpatient Department, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. Are you interested in joining a small, friendly team that is continually striving to improve the standard and quality of care for patients with cancer and haematological disorders attending the outpatient setting? The department is open from 8:00 to 18:00 five days per week, with the possibility of evening and weekend clinics in the future. We see up to 300 patients per day, with 75 different consultants holding their clinics here, along with specialist nurses, therapy radiographers and pharmacists. Our modern purpose built Cancer Centre offers a pleasant environment for both patients and staff.

As a band 6 deputy sister you will contribute to the smooth operational running of the department, acting as a role model for junior team members and support the development and delivery of a high standard of nursing care. You will work closely with the Outpatient Sister and another Deputy Sister, acting as deputy in their absence, and provide clinical and managerial leadership to the team. The successful applicant will take the lead in a specific area of practice/project work in the outpatient environment. The role will also involve providing patients with health education, line care and venesection, phlebotomy, cannulation and associated elements of treatment.

We aim to provide a service tailored to individual patients’ needs as well as ensuring staff are supported through clinical supervision, educational programmes and on-going professional development. We actively support nurse-led activities and research, offering opportunities for professional and personal development. Our focus is always on providing the best possible patient care and our values reflect those of the Trust: Compassion, Delivery, Excellence, Learning, Respect and Improvement.

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit, please email helen.disley@ouh.nhs.uk Sister, or susan.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk Deputy Sister.

Closing date: 21st December 2018

Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?

If you believe that you fulfil these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.


Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Band 6
Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs/wk or part time

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Disley, OPD Sister helen.disley@ouh.nhs.uk
Sue Fletcher, OPD Deputy Sister susan.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk