Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Practice Development Nurse

Band 6/7

Main area
Band 6/7
Flexible hours of work
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Oxford Children’s services, JR
£30,401 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
30/06/2019 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


We are looking for Team members to join our motivated and dynamic Practice development Team. Vacancies at Band 6 and 7 are planned to support the induction, practice development and career progression of our Children’s Nursing team, both registered and unregistered colleagues. In conjunction with our existing Practice Development Nurses you will be vital to the development of our services across all areas of children’s care from neonates to transitioning adolescents contributing positively to the career progression and retention of our proud nursing team, actively developing evidence based practice and leading on clinical excellence.


Children’s services in Oxford are based at the John Radcliffe site offering Children’s critical care services and Level 3 Neonatal care. Acute medicine, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, endocrine and cardiac care services are based in Bellhouse Drayson ward.  Oncology and Haematology care on Kamran’s Ward and care of adolescents under all specialities on Melanie’s ward. Surgical care for acute paediatric patients, orthopaedic, spinal, trauma and neonates happens on Tom’s ward. Care of specialist surgical patients including craniofacial, ENT, neurosciences and cleft happens on Robin’s Ward.  Ambulatory care is provided between children’s day ward and two outpatient departments, one at the Children’s Hospital and one at the Nuffield Orthopaedic centre. The emergency care of patients is provided in Children’s ED and clinical decision unit. The Children’s ward at the Horton Hospital in Banbury provides acute medical care. The range of specialities treated means that there is always opportunity for practice development but within small enough teams that the personal touch is never lost.


We are looking for enthusiastic and compassionate individuals who pride themselves on supporting a fantastic team to deliver high quality care to our patients and their families. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be self-motivated. Applicants should have the necessary NMC registration and a desire to support team working through clinical leadership and role modelling.  The Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust offers excellent opportunity for professional development academically through links with Oxford Brookes University and personally via the Trust’s vision to provide compassionate excellence.


Visits are welcomed and any questions can be answered informally before interview


Closing Date: 30th June 2019

Interview Date: w/c 15th July 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

For further information or an informal visit please contact any of the following

Zoe Pooley, Matron for Oxford Children’s Hospital, on Zoe.pooley@ouh.nhs.uk.

Alex Elson , Matron for Children’s Critical care, Alex.elson@ouh.nhs.uk

Natalie Rea, Matron for Newborn care, Natalie.rea@ouh.nhs.uk

Cat Leeman, Practice Development Lead, Catherine.leeman@ouh.nhs.uk