Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Renal Technologist

Band 5 or 6

Main area
Renal Dialysis Technology
Band 5 or 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£22,128 - £35,577 per annum
27/10/2017 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




Salary Band 5 (£22,128 - £28,746) or Band 6 (£26,565 - £35,577) depending on experience

The Oxford Kidney Unit based at the Churchill Hospital provides treatment for patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Failure and covers an area with an approximate radius of fifty miles centred on Oxford. The treatment includes haemodialysis provided in six centres within that area, and the provision for home dialysis for those who want it.

A team of five renal technologists is responsible for the maintenance of the dialysis equipment within this area and for the water plant that supplies pure water to the haemodialysis machines. A vacancy has arisen within this team and there is an opportunity to fill the vacancy with either a Band 5 trainee or a Band 6 experienced Renal Technologist.

For the trainee post, the successful candidate would be expected to hold an HNC in an engineering subject or equivalent qualification and have experience of maintenance of electromechanical equipment. Experience as a service engineer maintaining equipment involving instrumentation would be particularly useful.
Additional Renal Technology experience could lead to appointment on the higher band.

Applicants who do not have this type of technical background should not consider applying.

Full training in Renal Technology will be provided via the Association of Renal Technologists Training Scheme which a non-experienced appointee would be expected to follow. Completion of this training scheme provides eligibility to become a Registered Clinical Technologist.

When fully trained, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in an on-call rota which provides technical support outside normal working hours.

A current full UK driving licence is essential. The requirement to visit sites other than the Churchill Hospital will increase with experience and a pool car is available to enable this. In the longer term, joining the NHS lease car scheme may be possible.

The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to demonstrate the attributes necessary to work well with the whole renal team. There is also a requirement to work well with patients who are dependent on the equipment.

For more information or an informal visit please contact Andy Mosson on 01865 225811.

Closing date for applications: 27th October 2017
Interview date: 15th November 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Andy Mosson on 01865 225811.