Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Lead Specialist Nurse for Palliative care

Band 8a

Main area
Palliative Care
Band 8a
37.5 or minimum of 30hrs per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£40,028 - £48,034 pa pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Lead Nurse for Specialist Palliative Care

Up to £8,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the palliative care department at Sir Michael Sobell House and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to grow its leadership team with the appointment of a lead nurse for specialist palliative care. The department is part of the Oncology and Haematology Directorate within the Surgery and Oncology Division in the Trust, and substantial support is provided by Sobell House Hospice Charity. Sobell House is located on the Churchill Hospital site with 18 specialist inpatient beds, outreach teams into the community and acute hospitals, day services, education and research. The community outreach covers 55 GP practices across Oxfordshire and provides a 7 day triage service within the hospice. The hospital team cover 3 of the 4 OUHFT sites; the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals. Across Sobell House, there is a diverse multidisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. There are strong links with University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.

This vacancy has arisen because of investment in a Trust-wide transformational project for end of life care. This new post will encompass both a clinical and a managerial component and it is anticipated that the role will be split 60% clinical and 40% managerial/leadership. The post-holder must have experience and clinical expertise in palliative care. The individual will lead a team of professionals/practitioners, working closely with the medical, allied health professional and other clinical and non-clinical staff, to provide a high quality, effective, efficient and person-centred service. Leadership for service development, evaluation and quality improvement, and contributing to education and research, are expected as part of the role.

This is a unique opportunity for the palliative care department to expand its nursing leadership capacity and capability, so we are seeking individuals, who are highly professional, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, unequivocal commitment to improving patient, family and staff experience, and outstanding records in collaborative working within and across multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams.

The post holder will be accountable to the Clinical Lead for service and professionally report to the Matron for Oncology and Haematology Directorate.

For such a key post no candidates will be shortlisted without a prior conversation about the unit with the Clinical Lead or Matron preferably with an informal visit. For further details / informal visits contact:
Tim Harrison, Clinical Lead on email tim.harrison@ouh.nhs.uk
Hayley Smith, Matron, on 01865 234964 or email hayely.smith@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing date for applications: 26th Feb 2018

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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

Tim Harrison, Clinical Lead on email tim.harrison@ouh.nhs.uk
Hayley Smith, Matron, on 01865 234964 or email hayely.smith@ouh.nhs.uk

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