Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Triage Specialist Practitioner

Band 6

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Cancer Support
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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The Churchill Hospital
£30,401- £37,267 per annum
27/05/2019 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


Band 6 Triage Specialist Practitioner

Up to £1,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates.

37.5 hours per week including weekends, evenings and nights.

The Cancer and Haematology Triage assessment service is led by a dedicated specialist nursing team who care for all emergency calls and admissions within Oxford Cancer services (Oncology, Haematology and Radiotherapy). Your experience and development is valued by us and we are offering a part time role within the Cancer & Haematology Triage assessment team. We offer an initial orientation programme and you will work alongside an experienced Nurse Practitioner team in order to develop your knowledge and skill in the assessment, treatment and on-going support of cancer patients within the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Education and training opportunities available include:

• The management and treatment of Acute Oncological Emergencies in both Oncology and Haematology patients.

• Training and support to develop skilled and competent telephone triage.

• Training and support for advanced clinical roles such as cannulation, diagnostic reasoning and the care of the acutely unwell patient.

• Opportunities to become involved in Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Projects.

• Opportunities to continue your development in other clinical areas whilst working with the Triage assessment team.

• Opportunities to continue your education and training at post graduate level based on appraisal and service need.

We are looking for enthusiastic Registered nurses with or without chemotherapy qualifications who are interested in the enhancement of their Cancer Nursing knowledge, skill and experience. Happy to support rotations if requested.

Closing date for applications:  27th May 2019

If you would like more information or would like to register your interest, please contact Joanne Thomas (Joanne.Thomas3@ouh.nhs.uk ).


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Applicant requirements

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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Joanne Thomas (Joanne.Thomas3@ouh.nhs.uk)