Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Permanant & Fixed Term
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
01/04/2019 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


* Please note - there are two positions available. 

1 X 37.5 hrs - Permanent 

1 X 37.5 hrs - Fixed Term Maternity Cover - Ending 31-05-2020

Melanie’s Ward cares for older children and teenage patients from all specialties within Children’s services at the Children’s Hospital Oxford. It is a diverse and interesting ward to work on and never dull! The age range is our specialty but we take acute medical, acute surgical, orthopaedic, respiratory, spinal, ENT, psycho-social, trauma, plastics, neurosurgery, gastro, urology, endocrine, mental health, and neuro sciences patients regularly.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated full time Band 6 Deputy Sister on Melanie’s Ward to strengthen our established and cohesive senior nursing team; ensuring patients receive compassionate, competent, high quality care. This Nurse led ward has evolved specialist care of adolescents over many years and continues to have huge and exciting potential to develop as a service especially in areas such as transition. You need to be able to demonstrate experience of caring for older children and the issues that they experience plus a broad range of clinical skills.

Supported by the Ward Sister you will act as a role model and be responsible for deputising in their absence along with the other members of the Senior Nursing team. You will be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, with an ability to lead and motivate others. You will also enjoy teaching and supporting junior staff as well as pre and post registration students.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced, professional Children’s Nurse with experience of working with teenagers, we would love to meet you.

Closing - 01-04-2019

Planned Interview - 10-04-2019


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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

Natalie Durndell, Ward Sister on natalie.durndell@ouh.nhs.uk or phone 01865 857775.