Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse - Community Palliative Care Team

Band 5

Main area
Community Palliative Care
Band 5
30 to 37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital and community
£22,128 - 28,746 per annum
01/05/2018 23:59
Interview date

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


Band 5 Staff Nurse
Salary £22,128 - £28,746 per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)

Up to £1,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates

Do you have a passion for palliative care and are keen to develop your clinical skills?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join our well established community palliative care team. This is a developmental post starting as a band 5 Senior Staff Nurse and, following the completion of competencies, there will be the opportunity to apply for a band 6 Specialist Nurse position.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who is committed to learning and developing within our team. You will work closely with the band 6 and 7 Specialist Nurses to deliver high quality care to patients with specialist palliative care needs. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills in supporting patients and their families, and liaising with members of the multi-disciplinary team. A commitment to teaching and education is equally important, working across organisational boundaries to give staff specialist advice and guidance, as required.

Palliative or end of life care experience is desirable and experience of working in the community is beneficial. You will need a UK driving license and must be flexible to working in different localities within Oxfordshire.

Your experience and development is valued and we offer an orientation programme, specific internal and external training opportunities, including study to Masters Level at University.

Please read all the information attached to the advert which includes an overview of the role and also expectations for applicants to review prior to applying.

Closing date for applications: 1st May 2018

Interview will be held in Sobell House on 16th May between 9am -1pm

Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?

If you believe that you fulfil these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

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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

Bridget Taylor – Team Leader for Community Team bridget.taylor@ouh.nhs.uk or
Hayley Smith: Matron for Oncology and Haematology Directorate, hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk

Candidates are highly recommended to visit the team.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812