Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
General Surgery
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa
25/01/2019 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


Master Module in Advanced Patient Centred Care For The Acutely Unwell Adult                                       Can you work in a high Acuity Area?

Do you want £1000 relocation fees?




The UGI Unit is a fast paced, high acuity 20 bedded ward.  We have a range of patients undergoing complex gastro surgery and complex hepatobiliary surgery.  These patients need highly driven and motivated nurses to look after them.  We are connected to the Churchill Intensive Care Unit (CICI) – this is a high acuity unit and have CICUs input if we need it.

We are offering:

·         Master Module in Advanced Patient Centred Care For The Acutely Unwell Adult

·         Training and teaching every week on a topic of your choice.

·         TPN training

·         PCA/PCEA training

·         Airvo training and updates

·         Wound Infusion training

·         Venapuncture

·         VAC Therapy

·         Mentorship

·         Recognising The Acutely Ill and Deteriorating Patient (RAID)


We encourage career progression within the unit, starting with supporting newly qualified staff to attend OUH and foundation programme and other specific courses.  We also help experienced nurses to develop leadership and management skills, in preparation for Team Leader, Deputy Sister and Ward Manager.


Closing Date - 07-Dec-2018

Staff Feedback

“We make sad time a lot easier” -  CSW

“Everyone is friendly and great teamwork especially with my prescribing” – New FY1

“As a new starter it was very supportive and very focused on training” – Staff Nurse

“We are a family – this is my work family” – HK.

“Every day has set interesting new challenges, which has continually enhanced my nursing care and confidence. I would greatly recommend the experience of this ward to any healthcare professional” – RAF Nurse


Patient feedback:

“I have not experienced the care and commitment given to their patients anywhere else in the NHS. They are experts in their field”

“Patients are shown respect and empathy and every avenue of help and treatment is explored. The team is to be congratulated on their hard work”

“They are unsung heroes and I cannot thank them all enough.”

“The service they provide is second to none, they make sure you are fully informed and mentally prepared both before and after surgery. Long may this department continue to grow and flourish. This department needs as much funding and support as the NHS can supply.... the incredible team need to continue their amazing work.”

Closing Date- 10th of January 2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.  Please contact Karen.mcleod@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462