Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 6
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
30/06/2019 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


The Hospital Palliative Care Team is looking for enthusiastic and compassionate nurse to join our existing dynamic multi-disciplinary team.  


A part/full time band 6 specialist nurse position is available in the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust Hospital Palliative Care Team, based at Sir Michael Sobell House, covering the Churchill, John Radcliffe and Nuffield sites. 


We are seeking a passionate and self-motivated individual who is capable of working as part of a busy multidisciplinary team supporting the delivery of palliative care throughout the Trust.


The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills by supporting ward teams to care for patients with palliative and/or end of life care needs. The team also provides specialist and holistic assessments and liaise with a wide range of healthcare professionals to provide compassion excellence to patients and their families.  We are looking for candidates who display nursing leadership qualities and who are able to act as a role-model to staff across the Trust; a strong commitment to education and teaching is also important.


A keen interest or experience in Palliative or End of Life Care is essential and will be expected to be demonstrated at interview.


In return we will be able to offer a supportive and friendly working environment, with access to mentorship and training and opportunities for relevant ongoing study.


Closing date: 30th June 2019

Interview date: 10th July 2019


For further information please contact:


Samantha Edwards: Lead Specialist Palliative Care Nurse. Samantha.edwards@ouh.nhs.uk


Hayley Smith: Matron for Oncology and Haematology directorate. Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk


Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?

If you believe that you fulfil these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

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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

For further information please contact:

Samantha Edwards: Lead Specialist Palliative Care Nurse. Samantha.edwards@ouh.nhs.uk

Hayley Smith: Matron for Oncology and Haematology directorate. Hayley.smith@ouh.nhs.uk