Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Foundation Staff Nurse / Senior Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma and Specialist Surgery Nursing
Band 5
Full time / Part time
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital / Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre / Horton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata / per annum
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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


Band 5 Staff Nurse job opportunities -  Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma and Specialist Surgery

£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata / per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)

Neurosciences, Orthopaedic, Trauma and Specialist Surgery Division (NOTSS) is an acute surgical division of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, a world renowned teaching, research & tertiary referral center. A NOTSS nurse is guaranteed a varied and exciting experience as well as a supportive environment in which professional aspirations can be realised.

Applications are welcomed from experienced acute surgical nurses and nurses with no previous experience with a desire to develop their career within our dynamic division.

We are looking for nurses with a desire to care, resilience and the ability to work effectively in a busy and unpredictable environment. Our Trust endorses the values of compassion, respect and excellence. If you strive to achieve these in your practice, then you are the nurse for NOTSS! 

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. 
The Neuroscience ICU is a busy Multi-Trauma critical care centre comprising of 13 beds & 80 staff to provide specialist services for neurosciences, neurology and trauma patients. The case mix is varied with a range of emergency and complex elective cases requiring different levels of care. 
Neurosciences In-Patient wards
We are a 24 hour service providing Emergency and Elective in-patient care for patients undergoing a wide range of invasive and interventional procedures such as craniotomy for brain tumours, haemorrhage or trauma, implantation of deep brain stimulators and spinal surgery. The Investigation & Diagnostic unit accommodates patients having radiological investigations or minor procedures such as lumbar punctures and muscle biopsies. 

Bone Infection Unit 
BIU is the only specialist unit of its kind in the UK caring for patients with bone and soft tissue infections. Many of our patients require complex major reconstructive surgery. This is a busy and fast paced unit which can be hard but rewarding work.
Orthopaedic In-Patient Wards
These are busy surgical wards which provide excellent opportunities for developing surgical nursing skills such as wound care, IVs, PCAs and epidural management. We care for patients following a wide range of musculoskeletal procedures including surgery for bone and soft tissue tumours, spinal surgery and joint replacements.
Orthopaedic Short Stay Unit
The Orthopaedic Short Stay Unit opened in 2016 and cares for patients having surgery for joint replacements, spinal surgery such as decompressions and shoulder surgeries such as rotator cuff repairs. Many of our patients follow enhanced recovery pathways and expect to stay in hospital for 1 to 2 days. 
Recovery & HDU
This unit is open Monday – Saturday, and is located within the theatre suite. There are 10 recovery beds and 6 high dependency beds. The recovery area cares for patients immediately post-surgery and HDU is reserved for those patients who require more than 2 hours of close monitoring following their surgery.

We have 3 Trauma wards, one of 18 beds at the Horton Hospital in the north of the county and two 26 bedded wards based on the John Radcliffe site. Our patients will have sustained a wide variety of injuries, for example, head and spinal injuries, poly-trauma including pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, and fragility fractures in the elderly. The trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre and takes patients from across the Thames Valley.

Specialist Surgery
Specialist Surgery comprises six dynamic specialities, including Opthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral Maxillo-Facial, Head and neck and Vascular Surgery. 
Our service’s traverse in-patient, day surgery, theatre direct admissions, acute referral unit, out-patients, (Eye) emergency department and specialist pre and post-operative assessment. Specialist Surgery patients are of all ages and with a varied and diverse range of clinical co-morbidities making this a wide-ranging learning opportunity for both new and experienced nurses.

Closing Date: 14-12-18

*Please note previous applicants need not apply*

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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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