Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Nursing Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Community, Echo and Cardiology
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum/ pro-rata
05/04/2019 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


An opportunity has arisen for a motivated Nursing Assistant to join our team of Cardiologists, Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Cardiac Physiologists and Healthcare Scientist Assistants. The Echocardiography and Cardiology Outpatient Department (OPD) is a busy and dynamic environment,  also providing clinics in the community at various sites around the county, which will draw on both clinical and organisational skills working within a multidisciplinary team.


This is a regional referral centre for many specialist areas of cardiology such as Marfan’s Syndrome, Pulmonary Hypertension and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, as well specialist surgical valve procedures. The successful candidate will be involved in the day to day running of a specialist Echocardiography and Cardiology OPD.  The department aims to facilitate and enhance the patient pathway.


This post is based in clinical practice at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and involves working directly with patients, relatives and various clinicians that hold patient clinics in the department. 


Working as part of a team, the successful applicant will be expected to meet and greet patients and perform cardiographer roles including the recording of 12 lead ECG’s, fitting ambulatory event monitors and assisting with exercise testing. Other skills required or the willingness to attain further training, if needed will include measuring blood pressure, measuring of height and weight, cannulation and urinalysis.


No previous clinical experience is necessary, as full training will be provided,  although a background working with the public or in patient focused professions would be welcomed. Candidates should have a mature, caring attitude and be calm, confident and flexible in their approach to work.  Good communication and customer care skills are essential for this patient focused role. A clean driving licence and the ability to travel between community sites and the Oxford University Hospitals Trust base are essential.


An informal visit is strongly encouraged.


Closing Date: 5th April 2019

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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

Bhavna Pascal Deputy Sister on email : bhavna.pascal@ouh.nhs.uk or tel: 01865 234365