Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Childrens Ward
Band 3
37.5 hours
Job ref
John Radcliffe Children's Hospital
£16,968 - £19,852 pa pro rata
20/08/2017 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 Children’s services in Oxford are keen to recruit Nursing Assistants to join our Nursing Teams. 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 the care provided to children in the Hospital. The band 3 Nursing Assistant role ensures that patients receive high quality, compassionate care working with all other professionals in the Health care Team. Candidates will need to demonstrate an understanding and experience of child development, families, communication skills and health or social care. We would expect candidates to hold an NVQ, Diploma, BTEC or Foundation degree qualification in a relevant course.

Your personal development into this role will be supported and encouraged through the Practice development Team, Ward Sisters and Matrons and ward colleagues through both formal training and supportive mentoring to maximise your potential.
If you believe that you have the ambition and skills we require we would be very keen to meet you.

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

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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

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