Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Foundation Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Oncology & Haematology Outpatients
Band 2
Full time / Part time
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 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 2 Nursing Assistant – Oncology & Haematology Outpatients

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want a rewarding job that makes a real difference? Are you looking for opportunities for progression? Do you prefer not working shifts?
If the answer is yes then read on!

We are recruiting for a Nursing Assistant for Oncology & Haematology Outpatients Department based in the Cancer Centre at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. It is a busy department with 22 clinic rooms and around 300 patients attending a variety of different clinics each day.

The overall aims of this role are to provide a high quality service to patients and to support the smooth running of clinics in the outpatient department. The role involves assisting doctors and specialist nurses in clinic, chaperoning patients during consultations and taking blood tests (phlebotomy) and other laboratory samples. The team of Nursing Assistants are also responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness is maintained throughout the department and that all equipment is stocked and available for each clinic.


Applicants should have excellent communication skills, with a caring approach and be a committed team player aiming to establish a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for patients, visitors and staff. Full induction and training will be provided, including phlebotomy skills. The role is supervised by registered nurses and clearly linked to competencies that require completion within a pre-arranged time frame. Training on the electronic patient record will be given but a basic level of computer skill is required. Successful candidates will be expected to and given study time to complete the NHS Care Certificate qualification within the first few months of starting the role. This is a pre-requisite for band 3 senior nursing assistant roles.


We would highly recommend that you come and visit our area to see what we can offer you. We work in a modern environment in the Cancer Centre with access to shops and cafes. The usual working day is 08:00 – 18:00hrs. Full or part-time applications will be considered.


Closing - 19-11-18

For further details / informal visits please contact: Sister – Helen Disley, Tel 01865 235578 or helen.disley@ouh.nhs.uk

Deputy Sister – Sue Fletchersue.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

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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

Sister – Helen Disley, Tel 01865 235578 or helen.disley@ouh.nhs.uk

Deputy Sister – Sue Fletcher, sue.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk