Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Neuro Red/High Care
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
24/04/2019 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


Fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join this exciting role within Neurosciences. The main purpose of the role is,

  • To co-ordinate the efficient and effective running of the high care unit (7 beds) and ward (15 beds).
  • To manage the care of an acutely unwell neurological patient, co-ordinating services and supporting junior staff.
  • To manage the resources to deliver a safe and effective service, including line management of a team of nurses and nursing assistants
  • To establish and maintain key working relationships within and external to the departments, including with administrative, nursing staff, medical colleagues, physiotherapist, occupational therapists, speech & language and dietitians.
  • Plan and co-ordinate complex discharges for patient with multiple care needs.
  • To participate in departmental management and governance arrangements, and to represent the department at relevant Trustwide meetings
  • To contribute to the development of the departments in line with Trust’s Strategic Objectives

We are looking 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, as well as role modelling and supporting junior team members and students.


Closing Date: 24th April 2019

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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

Emma Brunell


01865 234 611