Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Clerk

Band 2

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£17,460 to £18,702 per annum pro rata
24/02/2019 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


Ward Clerk

We are currently recruiting a Band 2 ward clerk to join our ever expanding clinical and non-clincal team on the Childrens Critical Care Unit.


The successful individual will work within the Childrens Critical Care team to deliver a specialist service. This will involve working with minimum supervision providing effective administration & reception services to the fast paced clinical service.  As part of this role you will be answering the telephone, meeting and greeting relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team and ensuring all medical records for the patient are found and present in time.


The unit needs ward clerk cover Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.  Hours will be on rota basis which we aim to get out 2-3 months in advance.  An element of flexibility will be required to meet with service demand.


The Childrens Critical Care Unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of anaesthetists, paediatricians, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dieticians, and is dedicated to the care of critically ill children (Level 2 and 3) from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The Childrens Critical Care Unit is a 16/17 bedded unit that comprises of 8 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds and 8-9 high dependency beds. The intensive care area provides care for critically sick children from the age of 0 to 16 years from a variety of specialities including neurosciences and trauma.


The John Radcliffe PICU works in collaboration with Southampton to provide a joint retrieval service, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team). This service provides expert advice to district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to be transferred to Southampton or Oxford Paediatric Intensive Care units and is staffed by doctors and nurses from both units. The high dependency area is an 8/9 bedded area looking after children who require level 2 care, including non-invasive ventilation. PHDU is one of 4 national centres for Paediatric Craniofacial services



Closing Date:  24.02.19 11:59pm


Planned Interview Date : 04.03.19


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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.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal visits or further information please contact Hannah Sparkes, Practice Development Sister, on 01865 221411 or hannah.sparkes@ouh.nhs.uk.