Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Children's Senior Staff Nurse

Band 6

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Children's Nurse
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Children's Hospital Oxford - JR Site
£26,565 to £35,577 pa pro rata
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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 Children’s services in Oxford are keen to develop experienced Nurses as Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse and Junior Sisters. Our purpose built Hospital provides an exceptional environment for children and there are numerous specialities in which to gain experience within our supportive teams.

We have several vacancies across our wards supporting and leading the development of our Nursing Teams. The Band 6 Nurse role ensures that patients receive high quality, compassionate care by demonstrating clinical expertise and a minimum of two years’ experience at Band 5 level.During this time you will have displayed motivation and commitment, further study and professional development and the potential to lead and support a team of Nurses through daily co-ordination of shifts.

Your personal development into this role will be supported and encouraged through the Practice development Team, Ward Sisters and Matrons through both formal training and supportive mentoring to maximise your potential.

If you believe that you have the ambition to progress your career, influence positive change and motivate others to provide excellent care for our patients we would be very keen to hear from you.

Interview Date(s): 11th and 19th July.

Robin’s Ward is the specialist surgery ward caring for children requiring craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, plastics, ENT and Neurosurgery. The Hospital’s Theatre Direct Admission service also runs from Robin’s Ward. There are many opportunities for gaining specialist skills and further development

Kamran’s Ward cares for Children of all ages receiving treatment for cancer or haematology conditions. There is lots of opportunity for professional development within this speciality and the well-established team is supportive and progressive

Bellhouse Drayson Ward provides care for children aged 0-12yrs with all medical conditions specialising in Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Cardiology and Respiratory medicine as either elective or emergency admissions. There are close links with Children’s CDU and Children’s ED. The team are cohesive and supportive in providing high quality care on a busy acute ward.

Childrens CDU is a 24 hour unit which links closely with children’s Emergency Department to provide care for children from a range of specialities who need further assessment, observation, continuation of treatment or to await results. The unit also sees GP referrals and ward attenders which gives varied dynamics to the busy unit. CDU is friendly and ensures the cohesive team works closely together and provides strong support and opportunities to develop.

Melanie’s Ward cares for the older patients from 12years through to transition at 18years. The work is varied and interesting as it covers all specialities seen in Oxford including psycho-social and mental health aspects of care. Patients are admitted both electively and as emergencies and the work is never dull! Melanie’s Ward team are versatile and supportive with a strong emphasis on team work.

Tom’s Ward is a large, busy surgical unit caring for children requiring both elective and emergency surgical treatment. The Ward specialises in Neonatal surgery, orthopaedic, spinal and general surgery. As with all the Wards, Clinical Educators support the professional development of team members.

The Ambulatory care service sees patient’s in two Outpatient departments and the Children’s Daycare Ward. Children have day case surgery, investigations or treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The friendly team work efficiently and cohesively to manage the busy throughput of patients.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Zoe Pooley, Matron for Children’s Hospital, zoe.pooley@ouh.nhs.uk

Anne Carr, Sister, Bellhouse Drayson Ward, anne.carr@ouh.nhs.uk

Clare Jamieson, Sister, Kamran’s Ward, clare.jamieson@ouh.nhs.uk

Gemma Preddy, Sister, Melanie’s Ward, gemma.preddy@ouh.nhs.uk

Angie Laker, Sister, Tom’s Ward, angie.laker@ouh.nhs.uk

Charlotte Hammerton, Sister, Robin’s Ward, charlotte.hammerton@ouh.nhs.uk

Jill Thompson, Sister, Children’s Ambulatory Care, jill.thompson@ouh.nhs.uk

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