Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Matron Adult Critical care

Band 8a

Main area
Intensive Care
Band 8a
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Cross site; John Radcliffe, Churchill & Horton.
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
31/05/2018 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 opportunity has arisen within the adult critical care services at Oxford University Hospitals for an exceptional nurse leader who is experienced, innovative and committed to excellence in all aspects of the Deputy Matron role. You will be an experienced senior nurse who has held significant previous leadership roles within critical care and a proven record of delivering high quality care for patients. You will be a highly visible leader, able to evidence how you have positively influenced nursing and patient care and have experience of change management. As a deputy matron you will ensure robust risk and clinical governance management systems are in place, providing safe and high quality care for patients whilst supporting staff in their workplace.


Oxford University Hospitals have three adult critical care units; the John Radcliffe is a major trauma centre, the Churchill is a surgical cancer, haematology and transplant centre and the Horton is a level 2 facility serving the local community.


You will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to command clinical credibility. The patient experience will be a priority for you with an emphasis on compassion, dignity and excellence. You will work closely with and be supported by an experienced and committed management team.

The role requires you to be able to work flexibly across three critical care departments within the trust and take part in the critical care on call rota.

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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

Lyn Bennett Matron Adult Critical Care


Tel 01865 2 21657

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