Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Children’s Rheumatology Nurse Specialist

Band 6/7 DOE

Main area
Children’s services
Band 6/7 DOE
Fixed Term - 1 Year
37.5 per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 - £36,664 - £33,222 - £43,041
18/10/2018 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


An opportunity has arisen for a keen and self- motivated Children’s Nurse to join the Paediatric Rheumatology Team, within the Children’s Hospital services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist (dependent on experience) for children with rheumatology disorders. The post is for a fixed term to cover maternity leave of existing post holder

The position will involve working with children with rheumatology disorders and their families, to provide nursing and holistic support, from time of diagnosis onwards, managing symptoms and treatment, signposting services and support.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate OUHF Trust values at interview, be self-motivated and flexible, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills are essential, together with the skills to provide excellent patient care and make clinical decisions.  

Closing Date: 18th October 2018

Previous applicants need not to apply.

For informal discussion and further information about the post please contact Dr Kathy Bailey, Consultant, Ruth Finch, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist (ruth.finch@ouh.nhs.uk) or Zoe Pooley, Specialist Matron, Children’s Hospital, Oxford (zoe.pooley@ouh.nhs.uk).

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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

Ruth Finch, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist (ruth.finch@ouh.nhs.uk) or Zoe Pooley, Specialist Matron, Children’s Hospital, Oxford (zoe.pooley@ouh.nhs.uk).

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 226757