Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Oncology & Haematology Triage Assessment Unit
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum pro rata
22/07/2019 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


Band 4 Assistant Practitioner

Oncology & Haematology Triage Assessment Unit

Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford


Are you looking for opportunities to progress your career?

Are you keen to learn more and develop your clinical skills?

Do you enjoy working in an acute care setting?

If the answer is yes then read on!

We are looking for Assistant Practitioners to join our Triage Team. Our service is available 7 days a week for Oncology and Haematology patients to contact Triage for telephone advice. The team provides expert advice to oncology and haematology patients to ensure early recognition of potential emergencies, treatment complications and the provision of a follow-up structure. Triage provides a clinical area for nursing and medical staff to assess and monitor patients prior to a decision to send the patient home or admit to a ward as appropriate.

To work alongside the team we are looking for experienced Assistant Practitioners with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who are keen to learn and take on new clinical skills. Part of the role will be developing telephone assessment skills so clarity of message and picking up on verbal cues will be crucial. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the delivery of care, ensuring the best patient experience.  Candidates should be excellent team players with the ability to use their own initiative and judgement to resolve issues. They should also have a tactful, sensitive manner, work well under pressure, with a flexible approach and a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements. Previous Assistant Practitioner experience in an acute setting, proven competencies in a variety of clinical skills (e.g. phlebotomy, cannulation, ECG, etc.) and successful completion of the Foundation Healthcare Degree (or equivalent degree level study) is essential, along with an ability to demonstrate compassion and a commitment to learning new skills.


Successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team that is passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There are many opportunities for personal and professional development for candidates who shine and want to progress their career within the NHS.


We would highly recommend that you come and visit our area to see what we can offer you. For further details please contact:

Closing date: 22nd July 2019

Planned interview date: To be confirmed




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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

Joanne Thomas, Triage Ward Manager on Tel 01865 572274 or email: joanne.thomas3@ouh.nhs,uk