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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Hepatology Unit

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
24/07/2019 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


 Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Hepatology Unit


Part time and Full time positions



Come and join our small friendly team on this acute unit at the JR with 19 beds where you will be given an exciting opportunity to develop into a Gastroenterology and Hepatology specialist nurse. Educational and personal development plans will be available to support you in extending your knowledge and leadership in this field of specialist nursing which is underpinned by strong research studies, in the same Trust.


Our Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department provides an excellent range of services delivered by our dedicated multidisciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, dietitians and administrative personnel to the population. Based on its own dedicated ward within the hospital, the team work with a wide spectrum of patients including those who have complex liver issues, IBD (Crohn’s Disease, Colitis), nutrition concerns and substance misuse. As a referral centre for nutritional patients the team often deal with unusual and complex cases.

Working as a Registered Nurse within our team will give you the opportunity to work with a range of supportive colleagues working with a varied range of cases such as those mentioned above. The Gastroenterology ward is well supported by a team of specialist nurses including nutrition nurses, IBD nurses, liver nurses and substance misuse nurses.


Many of these specialist nurses worked as a Registered Nurse on our Gastroenterology ward before being promoted into these posts, so they know as first-hand how the ward works and how to manage our range of patients. 

Our innovative approach is not just reserved for the patient experience either: we are constantly looking at ways to offer dynamic training and education opportunities to our team. We also have a great team of Nursing Assistants and Assistant Practitioners on hand to support nursing colleagues and we consider each person a valued member of our team.


We will support newly qualified staff to attend the OUH two year Foundation program which consists of up to twelve study days. The study days include a range of teaching methods linking theory and practice. The aim of the programme is to follow on and develop the learning you have done during your training, help you apply this to clinical situations and develop more complex skills.  You will be actively engaged in discussion and scenario based learning in a safe and confidential environment. In your second year you will explore leadership in more depth including leadership in practice, leading safety and change.


We actively promote effective and timely discharge by the use of daily board rounds and support roles such as a discharge co-ordinator. This has been effective in releasing nursing time to spend in delivering quality care to our patients.


We strongly believe in role modelling the Trust values and our culture on the unit is based on a team approach. We are keen to recruit people that want to be empowered, that like to challenge practice and make informed decisions based on evidence based practice. We really hope that you will consider joining us and look forward hearing from you soon.   


We would highly recommend that you arrange a visit to the unit by appointment. Please contact Diva Martins to arrange an informal visit on Tel 01865 221185 or on Diva.Martins@ouh.nhs.uk.


Closing date: 24th July 2019

Interview date: 29th July 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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