Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Trainee Senior Specialist Nurse

Band 6-7

Main area
Gastro-Intestinal Physiology
Band 6-7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - 41,787 per annum
22/10/2017 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


There is currently a vacancy for a Trainee Senior Specialist Nurse within the Pelvic floor Service at the Churchill Hospital within the OUH NHS Trust. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse, qualified to degree level, to join our dynamic multidisciplinary Pelvic Floor team.

The Pelvic floor service diagnoses and treats patients referred to the Colorectal Surgery Service with functional bowel disorders. Annually the service receives in the order of 600 referrals. Patients are typically referred from Oxfordshire and its neighbouring Clinical Commissioning Groups; however referrals are also received from outside this catchment area. The Pelvic Floor Multidisciplinary Team provide a Sacral Nerve Stimulation Service which has been recognised internationally as a centre of excellence and is regularly visited by clinicians from other hospitals who are keen to learn more about our model.

As a Senior Specialist Nurse in this service you be an integral part of the team and will participate in consultant and nurse led clinics, and be involved in the further development of the service. You will coordinate patient pathways and diagnostic tests, perform anorectal physiology and endo anal ultrasound, and support patients undergoing Sacral Nerve Stimulation and surgical procedures pertinent to their disorder. You will also actively participate in educating other professionals about the speciality.

The banding of the current vacancy is at band 7 but you will work as a Trainee Senior Specialist Nurse at band 6 initially. Full and comprehensive training will be provided by a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Clinical Scientist and the Pelvic Floor Senior Specialist Nurses and you will work under supervision until agreed competencies are met. This can take up to around 18 months and evidence of achievement will need to be provided with in your professional portfolio.

Closing date for applications: 22/10/17
Interview date: 08/11/2017

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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

Karen Curran or Helen Boffin, Senior Specialist Nurses on 01865 235881.
Jay Bradbury, Senior Nurse on 01865 221454.
Informal visits actively encouraged.