Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Main Dialysis Unit
Band 5
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£22,128 - 28,746 per annum
23/10/2017 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


The Oxford Kidney Unit (OKU), located in the Churchill Hospital, Oxford is a renowned centre for providing expert care to patients. The complex work of the dialysis unit has close interdependencies with many other departments such as renal ward, transplant and peritoneal dialysis. The OKU has a large workload, much of which is already delivered out of Oxford and which is expanding. Our mission is to provide excellent and compassionate care to all our patients and to promote a place of wellness.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our dialysis team. This team provides skilled and expert dialysis to outpatients from the surrounding areas and some acute in-patient work as well. The Main Unit has 24 beds and has a mixture of Early, Late and Twilight shifts. We work Monday- Saturday and the unit is open from 7am until midnight. The dialysis unit is closed on Christmas Day. We work on a 1:4 nurse to patient ratio and we also cover remotely at the Nuffield hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital dialysing independently in ITU, CTCC etc. In time, On-call commitment will be included (1 in 10 shifts). It is an exciting opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team in an environment where we empower patients to participate in their own care. The post requires flexibility and the ability to alter priorities quickly- as well as delivering a highly organised and assertive approach to care.
It is preferable that candidates have dialysis experience; however, we provide a 6-8 week supernumerary training programme to all new starters joining our team incorporating competency frameworks and opportunities to visit other key areas that interlace with dialysis. We also have strong links with Oxford Brookes University who provide a wide range of relevant modules to enhance career development and leadership. We also have in-house study days to maintain current practice and education in the specialist area.

We would love to hear from you to if you wish to discuss the role with the Ward Manager Charlotte Turner Tel: 01865 225807 (Main Dialysis Unit). We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2017

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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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