Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister

Band 6

Main area
Complex Medicine Unit-A
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
01/04/2018 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


Complex Medicine Unit is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Ward Sister to work full-time on CMU-A.  The successful candidate will assist the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in providing clinical and managerial leadership to all staff and deputise in their absence. 

The Deputy Sister will lead in a specific area of ward practice, as agreed, making recommendations, coordinating projects and developing practice guidelines and policies based upon robust evidence, gained from risk assessments, audits and literature reviews. 

They will be professionally and clinically responsible to patients within the ward, providing and maintaining a high standard of care and maintaining a communication link between patient and organisation. 

We are looking for the successful candidate to maintain and continually develop specialist knowledge and skills relevant to clinical area and to act as a specialist resource to the Trust.  They will also be expected to regularly act as shift coordinator, participating in the allocation of workload, ensuring efficient bed management, effective patient care and safety on the ward.  Contribute to the development of clinical practice, with regards to Departmental, Trust and national recommendations, communicating this to junior colleagues in a positive manner in order to maintain a consistent, motivated Ward focus.


Closing Date: 01-Apr-2018

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Applicant requirements

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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James Beale -  01865228778.


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