Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Specialist Surgery In-Patients & Blenheim Head & Neck Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital & John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
29/03/2018 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



An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit enthusiastic and highly motivated full time or part time Staff Nurses within the Specialist Surgery Directorate.  Specialist Surgery is an ensemble of ENT, Plastics Trauma & reconstructive surgery, Maxillofacial surgery and Ophthalmology.


Blenheim Head & Neck Cancer Unit is based at the Churchill Hospital and is a small and friendly 15 bedded elective ward for Head & Neck cancer patients

Specialist Surgery In-Patient Ward is based on the John Radcliffe site and is a fast paced, 34 bedded emergency and elective ward.

Specialist Surgery Day Surgery Unit is based on the John Radcliffe site and is a progressive, nurse-led day surgery unit.

GP Referral Unit is based on the John Radcliffe site and takes emergency referrals from Emergency Departments across the Thames Valley and GP’s for our surgical specialities.  Band 5’s will have the opportunity to rotate into this unit to further develop acute assessment and extended clinical skills if they so wish.


All of the areas have well-established and supportive Clinical Practice Educators and Associate Clinical Practice Educators who support all new nurses, irrespective of experience with an ‘at the elbow’ teaching approach.  Bespoke introductory periods can be designed for you depending upon your individual needs with supportive and approachable leadership teams within the departments.


Applicants need to be well organised with a professional & approachable manner & have excellent communication skills.  They should be able to use their own judgement to resolve issues, have a tactful, sensitive approach to people and have excellent team work skills. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to their shift pattern which will include long days and Nights.  We welcome newly qualified nurses to the team. 

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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

Louise Johnson, Nurse Manager on 01865 234722.

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