Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Sister

Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours a week
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Oxford Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222-£43,041 per annum
18/11/2018 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 the next Band 7 Ward Sister for Bellhouse-Drayson Ward at the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Bellhouse-Drayson is a 25 bedded ward which specialises in paediatric acute medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology and endocrinology. Bellhouse Drayson Ward is one of 6 specialist children’s in-patient wards, one located at the Horton in Banbury.

Children’s Critical care (both PICU and PHDU), Children’s Clinical Decision Unit, Children’s Emergency Department, Children’s Ambulatory care and New-born care are also located at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who prides 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 - 18-11-18

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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

Please contact Zoe Pooley, Matron for Oxford Children’s Hospital, on 01865 231245 or email, Zoe.Pooley@ouh.nhs.uk.