Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Specialist Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Community Palliative Care Team
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital & Community
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
05/05/2019 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


There is an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Senior Specialist Nurse within the community palliative care team.

Have you extensive experience looking after patients and their families at the end of life, have you undertaken recent study to support your knowledge and skills in this area? Are you experienced in undertaking projects, education, working autonomously and collaboratively within a multi -disciplinary team? Then we are looking for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is committed to learning and developing within our team. You will work closely with the other Specialists 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 essential while 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. Weekend working will be required in this role when developed.

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.

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.

Closing date : 5th May 2019

Planned interview date : 18th May 2019

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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

Samantha Edwards (Lead Specialist Palliative Care Nurse) Samantha.edwards@ouh.nhs.uk / 01865 857017 or

Hayley Smith: Matron for Oncology and Haematology Directorate, hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk