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Cath Lab - Foundation Staff Nurse / Senior Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Cardiac Angiography Suite
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum/ pro-rata
30/06/2019 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 Band 5 nurse looking to work somewhere a bit different?

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated band 5 nurses to join our friendly multidisciplinary team. Within the area patients undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures. The Cardiac Angiography Suite (CAS) is a unique area of the Oxford Heart Centre made up of 5 Cath Labs, a 16 bed Day Unit and a 4 bed Assessment Area.

Patients undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures within the area including Coronary Angiography/Intervention, Pacemaker/ICD implantation, Electrophysiology Studies/Ablations, Structural/Congenital procedures and Trans-Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). We also perform nurse-led cardioversions, transoesophageal echo, and drug challenges. 

The team in CAS strive to provide each and every patient with the best care possible in a safe and welcoming environment. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion for high quality, patient-centred care and a commitment to developing the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver it.

Every day in the department is varied and interesting, there is always something new to learn. The post involves working between the Day Unit/Assessment Area and the Cath Labs caring for both stable elective patients and acutely ill patients requiring emergency treatment.

In the Day Unit/ Assessment area you will be trained in the management of a small caseload of patients pre and post procedure. In the Cath Lab you will be trained to work in a scrub and circulating capacity for a variety of procedures.

The unit operates Monday-Friday with an on call service covering emergency cases out of hours and at weekends. As a full time band 5 nurse you would work four 10 hour shifts per week. Once settled in the department you would then become a member of the on-call team providing Primary Angioplasty to patients within Thames Valley- (this is dependent on previous experience and completion of the competency package).

On-call duties will enable you to supplement your earnings and the allocation of on-call shifts is flexible. A typical month of on-call comprises of one week night per week, and one weekend day per month.  

Previous experience in the area of cardiac nursing is desirable; however there is a comprehensive training and induction package in place to support individuals in developing all the required skills. As part of your induction you would be offered the opportunity to attend the Cardiac Foundation Course alongside other nurses from within the Heart Centre.

The supernumerary period is generous and is tailored to meet individual needs. We provide ongoing opportunities for career development and training for additional extended roles such as conscious sedation and nurse led cardioversions. We also have close ties with Oxford Brookes University providing excellent prospects for continued education and qualifications.

Want to have a look around and have a chat about, what it is like to work in the Cardiac Cath Lab?

Informal visits are definitely encouraged, come and meet us!


Closing Date: 30th June 2019

Planned Interview Date: 30th July 2019

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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

Siphiwe Mguni, Sister on 01865 572613 / Siphiwe.mguni@ouh.nhs.uk