Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Cardiac Angiography Suite
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£15,404 to £18,157 pa (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
01/04/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


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.
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated band 2 Clinical Support Workers to complement our friendly multidisciplinary team. Within the area patients undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures. These include 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 Echoes, 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. The candidate 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.
The post involves working between the Day Unit/Assessment Area and the Cath Labs helping to care for both stable elective patients and acutely ill patients requiring emergency treatment. Every day in the department is different and there is always something new to learn. In the Day Unit / Assessment area you will be helping to look after a small caseload of patients pre and post procedure, under supervision of a registered nurse. You will be trained to perform, report and document patients’ vital signs observations, blood glucose measurements as well as wound and peripheral circulation assessments; help provide food and drink for the patients; help patients with their hygiene needs and getting them ready for their procedures. In the Cath Lab you will be trained to help work in circulating capacity for a variety of procedures as well as manage stock and input data to the procedural database.
The unit operates Monday-Friday. As a full time band 2 Clinical Support Worker you would work four 10 hour shifts per week. These shifts will vary between earlies and lates.
Previous experience in a clinical setting is not necessary, as there is a comprehensive training and induction package in place to support individuals in developing all the required skills. A good attitude to working as a team and a courteous, friendly customer service approach is desirable.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Nicola Richards, Sister on 01865 572613 / Siphiwe.mguni@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing date 1st April 2018

Interview date 24th April 2018

As from 1st April 2017 The Trust pays the Living wage at £8.45 per hour as a minimum to staff, with the exception of business apprentices. This is paid to staff in the form of an ad hoc allowance which supplements their agenda for change pay.

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Applicant requirements

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

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01865 228724