Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Assistant

Band 3

Main area
OCE nursing
Band 3
Full time or Part time
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
29/04/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Specialist Regional Rehabilitation Centre for the Wessex region 




Band 3 Senior Nursing Assistant  Full time/ part time


We provide specialist rehabilitation for individuals aged from 16 years old following a neurological incident. The majority of our patients have suffered vascular or traumatic brain injuries as a result of head injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or other forms of brain injury from infection or cardiorespiratory arrest.

The Multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation team consists of :

Nurses                                               Occupational Therapists

Doctors                                    Speech and language Therapists

Psychologists                                      Physiotherapists


We have 26 inpatient beds with a mixture of single and double rooms, the average length of stay is 3-6 months; we work very closely with patients and their families to give them the best possible opportunity to grow as individuals and reintegrate back into society. We use a patient centred /goal planning approach to patient care and support patients and their families through a period of adjustment following a brain injury.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Nursing Assistant to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their clinical skills and make a difference to someone’s life. We are looking for Senior Nursing Assistants with significant experience in acute medicine or in rehabilitation/disability or neurosciences.   Evidence of Level 2 or 3 Diploma or Apprenticeship in Health related subject or working towards either of these is required for this post. We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong belief in providing the best patient centered care possible and be passionate about delivering high quality, holistic, effective, safe, and excellent care and strive to continually make improvements. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and an interest for working with individuals with disabilities.

In return, we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment together with opportunities for career and personal development suited to your individual needs; including tracheostomy care, injectable training, RAID training , Facilitating learning module. We can help you develop your leadership skills, your neurological and rehabilitation skills and support any other courses relevant to the role of team leader in this area. 

 You will need to have:


  • Outstanding leadership skills and qualities
  • Excellent  communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude
  • An organised and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Able to work shift patterns
  • Ability to work within a team but also use your own initiative

A desire to provide high quality individualised/holistic care to individuals with disabilities


Closing Date: 29.4.18

Planned Interview date: 09.5.18


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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Sue Hunt ward sister  sue.hunt@ouh.nhs.uk    01865 737240  Ana Ribeiro  ward sister 01865 727822 ana.ribeiro@ohs.nhs.uk

Alice Bedford ward managers assistant 01865 737355

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 231629