Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Transplant Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
General Surgery
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
05/11/2017 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


Band 6 Transplant Specialist Nurse

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 nurse to join the Transplant Nurse Practitioner Team at the Oxford Transplant Centre.

This offers a potential for someone to work within the team in caring for patients being considered for kidney pancreas and Islets transplantation. You will be involved in the organisation and delivery of the pre assessment, work up and some follow up necessary for this group of patients. This involves you seeing them during the pre and post-operative period, in order to assess their clinical concerns and adaptation following a transplant. You will be based in Oxford but the role involves covering peripheral outreach clinics so a full current driving license is essential.

Islet allo Transplant is offered to patients with severe type 1 diabetes, and Kidney Pancreas transplantation for patients with both diabetes and Kidney failure. You therefore will be working very closely with the Band 7 kidney pancreas transplant nurse practitioner, transplant surgeons, diabetologist and diabetes nurse specialists making good teamwork and a knowledge of diabetes management crucial.

You will also be working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team, which supports the development of advanced clinical nursing skills within this speciality. You therefore will be expected to maintain awareness of relevant research, evaluations and audit, and act on this information in collaboration with colleagues to continually develop the service.

The success of our team is down to our supportive and compassionate ethos and the trust we have with each other. We are looking for someone who is a great team player, shares our ethos and is dedicated and flexible with their approach to work. Excellent communication, problem solving and time management skills are a necessity.
The post holder ideally should have either a renal nursing background, experience in caring for organ transplant recipients or have diabetic management skills.
However this is not essential and we would also welcome applicants who may have been working in a similar practitioner role caring for patients where management of a long term condition is required.

Within three months of starting this post, and following a supportive period of training, you will be expected to join the recipient coordinator on call rota, providing a 24hr service, including weekends and bank holidays, coordinating all transplant offers for Oxford recipients.

We would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss aspects of the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 05/11/17
Planned Interview Date: Week of 13/11/17

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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

For further information please contact Jenny Hayes Matron for Transplant & Urology. Jenny.hayes@ouh.nhs.uk or
Ana Gardete Deputy Matron for Transplant and Urology. Ana.gardete@ouh.nhs.uk and Simon Northover, Kidney Pancreas Nurse practitioner. Simon.northover@ouh.nhs.uk all contactable via switch.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812