Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Band 6
Full-time 37.5 hours/Part-time considered
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum/pro rata
26/02/2018 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


Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse
•Are you interested in working in an exciting and innovative environment?
•Do you have a strong drive to ensure a positive patient, relative experience and to advance critical care nursing?
•Do you have excellent team working skills?

We are looking to recruit Deputy Sister/Charge Nurses  to our Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit in Oxford. We are a dynamic team of over 80 nurses, who are proud to have received the Award of ‘Team of the Year’ in 2015 for the OUH Foundation Trust. We also won a Nursing Times award in 2015 for a Sub-Arrachnoid focus group, set up and run by the SAH Specialist Nurse and a Clinical Band 6 from the Unit.

The Neuroscience ITU is a busy Multi-Trauma Critical Care Centre located in the purpose built facility at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, based at the John Radcliffe site. It comprises of 13 beds providing specialist services for neurosciences, neurology, trauma and specialist surgery patients. The case mix is varied caring for patients requiring level 2 and level 3 support, with a mix of emergency and complex elective cases.

We are a friendly and forward thinking team with a strong commitment to professional development who actively demonstrate the Trust Values. We know the importance of providing exceptional patient care in a fast-paced, vibrant environment. We are looking to recruit experienced nurses with a desire to develop a career in critical care. We will commit to provide ongoing education and developmental support through our friendly team structure and experienced educators.

We are committed to helping you realise your potential and this is reflected through personalised training and development plans, a dedicated Education team and generous study leave. You will be given the National Critical Care competencies and the training and education we provide is designed to help you achieve these. You will be given study leave to attend our newly redesigned Critical Care Orientation Programme during the first 6 months of working on the unit. This programme includes RAID training and a Tracheostomy study day, as well as simulation sessions. There are well evaluated, in-house Neuroscience Education Training Schedule (NETS) days to help you further develop your specialist neuroscience knowledge and skills. You will also be given a Band 6 development package and access to leadership and managerial study days and workshops. There is also a Leadership PG Cert for aspiring Band 6's accredited by the University of Northampton (delivered on site at the OUH).

We are looking for nurses with a proven ability to work in this demanding environment. You need to be a dynamic and assertive Critical Care nurse capable of making decisions in relation to both Level 2 and Level 3 patients. You need to possess a relevant post registration course and hold a mentorship certificate. Ideally, you will have a degree, or be committed to obtaining one. You will need to be highly motivated, have good communication skills, posses evidence of teaching and mentoring of staff and experience of leadership within the clinical workplace is essential. In order to work with us, you need to be energetic, self-motivated and have a genuine passion for delivering compassionate nursing and high quality care to the most vulnerable and their families.

Closing Date 26-02-18

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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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