Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sister/ Charge Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Newborn Care
Band 7
37.5 hrs per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
22/01/2019 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


The Newborn Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital is a Centre of Excellence in Neonatal Care. As the level 3 Neonatal Unit for the Thames Valley, we provide care for premature  and newborn infants within the Thames Valley and Wessex Network and offer a full range of tertiary services including Surgery, Cardiology, Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology. We also offer newborn cooling & other intensive therapies only found in tertiary centres.

The SONeT (Southampton and Oxford) Neonatal Transport team is managed from the Newborn Care Unit, transferring critically ill babies 24/7. In addition, we have a Neonatal Outreach team and a dedicated team of Clinical Educators. We have close links with Oxford Brookes University and the unit is involved in a number of research studies.


 We currently have a 50 cot Newborn Care Unit, with 16 intensive care cots, 13 high dependency cots and 21 low dependency cots, with future plans to expand our intensive care cot capacity.

We are keen to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated neonatal nurse who is seeking to further develop their managerial & leadership skills.

As a key member of the senior nursing team you would be responsible for providing clinical leadership, shift coordination and support & expertise to ensure excellent standards of neonatal nursing practice. Your role will include acting as a team leader for a group of staff, providing support & mentorship. Involvement in audit & ongoing clinical research is also highly encouraged. In return we offer a friendly & supportive team & an extensive programme of continuing professional development.

Relevant experience as a senior staff nurse (Band 6) in a level 2 or 3 neonatal unit, a recognized Neonatal qualification & Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice (or equivalent) is essential for this post.

Closing date: 22nd January 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

Natalie Rea, Specialist Matron, 01865 220158, natalie.rea@ouh.nhs.uk

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