Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Children’s Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Nursing, Paediatrics, Children's
Band 5
Full time / Part time
Job ref
John Radcliffe/Horton
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
13/05/2019 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


The Children’s services in Oxford are recruiting for experienced and newly qualified Band 5 Children’s Nurses to work with our supportive teams within our amazing, purpose built Children’s Hospital. If you are RN Adult registered and considering working with children we are also interested in hearing from you - please contact Zoe Pooley - Matron or Clare Jamieson - ward sister to discuss how we can support you, contact details below.

There are Band 5 positions available amongst all of our specialities. We would be especially interested to meet you if you have a minimum of six months experience in either Oncology or Neurosciences Nursing where we have both Band 5 and Band 6 vacancies. Here you will be offered opportunity to refine and progress your specialist skills.

You will be supported by our ward based Clinical Educators and our Practice Development Sister. There are many opportunities for further professional and academic development ensuring that we provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients.

Robin’s Ward
Robin’s Ward is the specialist surgery ward caring for children requiring craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, plastics, ENT and Neurosurgery. The Hospital’s Theatre Direct Admission service also runs from Robin’s Ward. There are many opportunities for gaining specialist skills and further development.

Kamran’s Ward
Kamran’s Ward cares for Children of all ages receiving treatment for cancer or haematology conditions. There is lots of opportunity for professional development within this speciality and the well-established team is supportive and progressive

Belhouse Drayson
Belhouse Drayson Ward provides care for children aged 0-12yrs with all medical conditions specialising in Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Cardiology and Respiratory medicine as either elective or emergency admissions. There are close links with Children’s CDU and Children’s ED. The team are cohesive and supportive in providing high quality care on a busy acute ward.

Children’s CDU
Children’s CDU links closely with Children’s ED to provide care for children who need assessment but not necessarily in-patient treatment for all specialities. The work is varied with good development opportunities to further your Nursing skills.

Melanie’s Ward
Melanie’s Ward cares for the older patients from 12years through to transition at 18 years. The work is varied and interesting as it covers all specialities seen in Oxford including psycho-social and mental health aspects of care. Patients are admitted both electively and as emergencies and the work is never dull! Melanie’s Ward team are versatile and supportive with a strong emphasis on team work.

Tom’s Ward
Tom’s Ward is a large, busy surgical unit caring for children requiring both elective and emergency surgical treatment. The Ward specialises in Neonatal surgery, orthopaedic, spinal and general surgery. As with all the Wards, Clinical Educators support the professional development of team members.

The Ambulatory care service
The Ambulatory care service sees patient’s in two Outpatient departments and the Children’s Daycare Ward. Children have day case surgery, investigations or treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The friendly team work efficiently and cohesively to manage the busy throughput of patients.

Critical Care
Critical Care comprises of Children’s Intensive care providing a regional retrieval service in conjunction with the Thames Valley network and a Children’s High Dependency Ward. Professional development is well supported in both areas and there are close links with the Children’s Hospital supported by the Critical Care Outreach team.

The Horton Hospital
The Horton Hospital based in the North of Oxfordshire provides local Children’s services on a general Paediatric Ward and Outpatient department. There are close links with the Oxford based services and the team are supportive and friendly.

If you are a highly motivated, compassionate, professional Children’s nurse with a desire to progress and develop your skills within a superb environment we would welcome your application. We are very proud of our Children’s Hospital and services and would be very glad to show you around if you would like an informal visit.


Closing Date: 13th May 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

Zoe Pooley - Specialist Matron
Email: zoe.pooley@ouh.nhs.uk


Clare Jamieson - Ward Sister
Email: clare.jamieson@ouh.nhs.uk

For specific Ward information please contact;

Belhouse Drayson Ward - Jenny Mainwaring, Sister, jenny.mainwaring@ouh.nhs.uk

Children’s CDU, - Claire Osborne, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, claire.osborne@ouh.nhs.uk

Kamran’s Ward - Clare Jamieson, Sister, clare.jamieson@ouh.nhs.uk

Robin’s Ward - Charlotte Hammerton, Sister, charlotte.hammerton@ouh.nhs.uk

Tom’s Ward - Angie Laker, Sister, angie.laker@ouh.nhs.uk

Ambulatory Care - Jill Thompson, Sister, jill.thompson@ouh.nhs.uk

Melanie’s Ward - Gemma Preddy, Sister, gemma.preddy2@ouh.nhs.uk

Critical Care - Rosie Priddy, Sister, rosemary.priddy@ouh.nhs.uk

Horton Hospital - Children’s Ward, Zoe Butler, Sister, Zoe.butler@ouh.nhs.uk