Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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NMO Specialist Nurse

Band 6-7

Main area
Band 6-7
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£30,401 to £43,772 pa
24/05/2019 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


NMO Specialist Nurse

Specialist Nurse - Neuromyelitis Optica

Band 6-7 (depending on experience)

Full time permanent post – 37 ½ hours per week (usually Monday to Friday)

Based in the Neurology Department, John Radcliffe Hospital


We are seeking to recruit a nurse to join the Neuromyellitis Optica (NMO) team at Oxford. The NMO Service is a Nationally Commissioned Highly Specialised Service providing diagnosis and care of patients with NMO. Neuromyelitis Optica is an inflammatory condition affecting the central nervous system, particularly the optic nerves and the spinal cord. This role involves providing direct care to patients with NMO and support for their families, as in-patients, day cases, out-patients, outreach clinics and remote support via telephone and email. The role also involves co-ordinating and administering infusion medications for NMO patients. 

As a Nationally Commissioned Service we are always striving to improve the service we provide for patients, promote awareness of the condition and enhance the profile of the service at a national level. As such, we are seeking a candidate with a strong sense of self-motivation and innovation to be involved in service development projects. As this role will also involve project and information development work as well as audit and clinical research, previous experience or training in information technology, research or project work would be desirable, but a flexible and proactive approach is essential.

Closing Date: 24th May 2019

Interview Date: 5th June 2019

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Applicant requirements

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

Rosie Everett (NMO ANP) on 01865 227742 or email rosie.everett@ouh.nhs.uk.