Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse - Sobell House

Band 5

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 5
Full or Part-time considered
Job ref
The Churchill Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
27/05/2019 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 5 Staff Nurse Post: Sobell House Hospice: inpatient ward, Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)

Up to £1,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates.

Sobell House is an NHS hospice within the Oxford University Hospitals Trust specially designed to provide care and support for patients with advanced incurable disease along with their families. Its work is enhanced through the support of the Sobell House Hospice Charity. We provide specialist palliative and end-of-life care aiming to focus is on quality of life and respecting the uniqueness of each person. 

We are seeking Registered Nurses 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 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 within palliative care. This will be assessed through a technical and Values Based Interview.

In return the successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team that is passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There will be many opportunities for personal and professional development through collaboration with the Oncology, Haematology and Sobell House Practice Development team as well as the OUH Professional Development Team. There is also the option to rotate between the specialties of Haematology and Oncology for those staff wishing to do so.

Closing Date: 27th May 2019

We would highly recommend that you come and visit our areas to see what we can offer you. For further details contact: Rochelle Lay - Ward Sister, Sobell House Hospice at rochelle.lay@ouh.nhs.uk


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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

Rochelle Lay - Ward Sister, Sobell House Hospice at rochelle.lay@ouh.nhs.uk