Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister

Band 6

Main area
Renal Medicine
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
25/02/2018 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


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

We are looking to transform our Renal Day Case unit into a fully nurse led environment. Are you already a Deputy Sister with proven leadership skills looking to develop as a specialist nurse? Or are you a band 5 staff nurse ready to develop in your role as a clinical leader?

We are looking for a proactive nurse who can demonstrate a patient centered approach to clinical practice to work in our Renal Day Case unit. You will have excellent communication skills, be autonomous yet able to work within a team of other clinicians and specialist nurses in the Oxford Kidney Unit and demonstrate a problem solving approach. You would be working alongside another Deputy Sister to transform the unit into a fully nurse led environment. The successful candidate would be required to co-ordinate patient referrals and ensure they are booked, seen and treated in a timely manner for a range of renal procedures and/or infusions, from arrival to same day discharge. You would be responsible for maintaining and contributing to the development of standards of practice within the unit and supervising a team of nursing assistants.

Candidates will be required to have a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in an acute setting and an approved mentor qualification. Previous experience of working in a renal setting, phlebotomy and cannulation skills are desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to the right candidate.

Shifts are 7.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday only.

If you would like to be part of our team here at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer, we want to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 25th February 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 7th March 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

Kathy Cheswick (Ward Manager) on 01865 225374 or Victoria Bint (Deputy Sister) on 01865 226106.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812