Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Nurse for Motor Neurone Disease

Band 6

Main area
Neuroscience ward
Band 6
Initially fixed term with the view to becoming permanent
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital - West Wing
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rota
26/04/2019 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



Are you looking for a new challenge? Want to develop your skills? Would you like to work in an amazing team?

Then Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting to a Band 6 health care professional 

The Oxford Motor Neurone Disease (MND) care and research centre works within the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. We are a small team that provide care and support for patients who have been diagnosed with MND and their families. We also have a strong research team. We provide specialist neuro/palliative and end-of-life care aiming to focus is on quality of life and respecting each person as an individual. We are looking for a highly motivated health care professional with strong values, who are also dynamic and organised, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This role requires an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the smooth delivery of safe, high quality care, ensuring the best patient experience. Candidates should be able to work well in a team with the ability to use their own judgement to resolve issues. They should also have well developed communication skills and a sensitive approach to dealing with difficult and upsetting situations. Sometimes working under pressure, you must have  a flexible approach to work, and a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements. Candidates will be able to demonstrate compassion, commitment and competence to deliver high standards of care within neurology.

This will be assessed through both a technical and Values Based Interview.

In return the successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team that is passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There will be many opportunities for personal and professional development through collaboration with the Sleep team and Endoscopy team as well as the OUH Professional Development Team.

Initially this is a fixed term post for a year with the view to becoming permanent in May 2020


We would highly recommend that you come and visit our areas to see what we can offer you.


Closing date : 26-apr-2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Rachael Marsden  - the MND Advanced Nurse Practitioner Rachael.marsden@ouh.nhs.uk