Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Transplant Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
General Surgery
Band 6
30 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 pa pro rata
08/04/2018 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


Band 6 Transplant Specialist Nurse

Up to £1,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 nurse to join the Living Donor Specialist Nursing Team at the Oxford Transplant Centre.

Living donation kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for most renal patients. Better graft survival in comparison to deceased donor transplantation is a big advantage as well as avoiding dialysis when performed pre-emptively.

This role offers a potential for someone to work within the team in caring for patients being considered for kidney transplantation and acting as the donor advocate ensuring physical, psychological and social welfare. 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 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 or experience in caring for organ transplant recipients however, this is not essential.

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

Closing date for applications: 8th April 2018

We would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss aspects of the role in more detail. For further information please contact: Nicky Hayward, Live Donor Transplant Nurse Nicki.Hayward@ouh.nhs.uk; Clare Fisher, Live Donor Transplant Nurse Clare.Fisher@ouh.nhs.uk or Ana Gardete Deputy Matron for Transplant and Urology. Ana.gardete@ouh.nhs.uk all contactable via switch.

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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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Nicky Hayward or Clare Fisher  if you would like to know more about this post. All contactable via switch or on trust email.

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