Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister (Charge Nurse)

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care Unit
Band 6
Up to 37.5 hours
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata
17/03/2019 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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse to join our dynamic nursing team within Paediatric Critical Care.


The Paediatric Critical Care Unit consists of 17 level 2 and 3 critical care beds and a Critical Care Outreach service.


We deliver care to critically ill children within the Thames Valley network.  We are a lead Neurosurgical and Major Trauma Centre and have a vast amount of specialities inclusive of Spinal and Craniofacial surgery, non-invasive ventilation and other multi-level surgery.


The OUHFT Paediatric Critical Care works in collaboration with Southampton to provide a joint retrieval service, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team). This service provides expert advice to our district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to being transferred to either Southampton or Oxford Critical Care units. It is staffed by doctors and nurses from both Oxford and Southampton, with Oxford providing our own retrieval team Monday-Friday 0800-18:00.


The unit offers access to international and national conferences and post graduate courses in accordance with our unit’s comprehensive development programme. We encourage and support our nursing team to complete projects for presentation or publication.


The successful candidate will be able to work well within the team and to be willing to work a mixed shift pattern including days and nights across the whole week. They will have at least 3 years post registration experience with a relevant course for Critical Care (HDU/ICU). They will be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, with an ability to lead and motivate others. They will also enjoy teaching and supporting junior staff as well as pre and post registration students.


Previous applicants need not apply.


Closing Date: 17.03.19 11:59pm


Planned Interview Date:  27.03.19 

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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 informal visits or further information please contact Hannah Sparkes on 01865 221411 or email hannah.sparkes@ouh.nhs.uk.