Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 2
Full Time/Part Time
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum
25/03/2019 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


Band 2 Nursing Assistant – Sobell House Ward

Do you enjoy caring for people?

Do you want a rewarding job that makes a real difference?

Are you interested in palliative care?

We are recruiting Nursing Assistants for Sobell House inpatient ward based at the Churchill Hospital. Sobell House is an NHS hospice within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specially designed to provide care and support for patients with advanced incurable disease, along with supporting their families. It’s work is enhanced through the support of the Sobell House Hospice Charity. We provide specialist palliative and end-of-life care aiming to focus on quality of life and respecting the uniqueness of each person.

We are seeking applicants with strong values, who are motivated, dynamic and organised, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This role requires an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the smooth delivery of safe, high quality nursing care, ensuring the best patient and family experience.  Candidates should be excellent team-players with the ability to use their own judgement to resolve issues. They should also have well developed communication skills and a sensitive approach to dealing with difficult and upsetting situations. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to work, and a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements. Candidates will be able to demonstrate compassion, commitment and competence to deliver high standards of care. This will be assessed through a technical and Values Based Interview.


The role is supervised by registered nurses and clearly linked to competencies that require completion within a pre-arranged time frame.  Full induction and training will be provided. Training on the electronic patient record will be given but a basic level of computer skill is required. Successful candidates will be expected to complete the Care Certificate within the first few months if you don’t already have this qualification.


We would highly recommend that you come and visit our area to see what we can offer you. Full or part-time applications will be considered.

Closing date: 25th March 2019


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Applicant requirements

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 further details please contact:

Sister – Rochelle Lay, Tel 01865 257184 or rochelle.lay@ouh.nhs.uk

Deputy Sister – Sharon Risbysharon.risby@ouh.nhs.uk