Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse (Oncology Ward)

Band 6

Main area
Medical Oncology
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Churchill Hospital
£30,401 - £ 37,267 pa
22/07/2019 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Oncology and Haematology Directorate
BAND 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse Oncology Ward

Fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced band 6 nurse to develop in the role of Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse in Oncology Ward at OUH (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). We are seeking someone to develop in the role of Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse, assisting the Ward Sister in providing clinical and managerial leadership on the ward. You will have an opportunity to gain an insight into the Ward Sister role and be supported to develop the necessary skills and expertise to undertake the job.

What we are looking for:
We look for an innovative nurse keen to develop managerial skills with the ability to problem solve, demonstrate leadership, and be motivated to support the ward sister in clinical audit and research as well as role modelling and supporting junior team members and students.

The successful applicant should be in possession of or working towards degree level education, and have at least two years’ experience in a ward setting. Relevant specialist training in cancer care is essential.

What we can offer you:
We aim to provide a service tailored to the individuals needs’ as well as ensuring our staff are supported through regular clinical supervision, educational programmes and on-going professional development. The ward actively supports nurse-led activities and research, offering opportunities for professional and personal development. Funding is available for degree and masters modules within the specialty.

Our focus is always to provide the best possible patient care and our values reflect those of the Trust: Compassion, Delivery, Excellence, Learning, Respect and Improvement.

Closing date for applications: 22nd July 2019

For more information and if you want to discuss it further please email:
Arisha Klapiscak (Ward Sister) arisha.klapiscak@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 235012
Hayley Smith (Matron) Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 234964

Job Type: Permanent


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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

Arisha Klapiscak (Ward Sister) arisha.klapiscak@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 235012
Hayley Smith (Matron) Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 234964