Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy sister

Band 6

Main area
OCE nursing
Band 6
37.5hrs and 21.5hrs per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
19/10/2017 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 6 Deputy sister/charge Nurse ( Primary Nurse) 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 an experienced, highly motivated, dynamic and inspirational Registered Nurse to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their leadership and management skills: we are looking a nurse with at least 2 years’ experience in acute medicine or in rehabilitation/disability or neurosciences.

As Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse you will be expected to take responsibility of supporting the ward Sister in managing, developing and leading the clinical unit. We are looking for a motivated nurse with vision who wants to help develop rehabilitation. You would need high levels of acute/ neurological or disability care skills and 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: 19.10.17

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Sue hunt ward sister sue.hunt@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 737240
Alice Bedford ward managers assistant 01865 737355