Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister

Band 6

Main area
Renal Ward
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£30,401- £37,267 per annum pro rata
23/05/2019 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


Are you already a Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse with proven leadership skills looking to develop specialist nursing skills?  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, a problem solving approach and excellent collaborative, communication skills.  The successful candidate would be required to co–ordinate the ward regularly, lead, maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice within the team and deputise for the Ward Sister in her absence.

Candidates will be required to have a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in an acute setting.  Previous experience of working in a renal setting is desirable but not essential.  We have an in-house Clinical Educator and full training and support will be given to enable the successful candidate to excel in this speciality.  Additionally, we can offer a Post Graduate Renal course (depending on funding) and an internal rotation to the haemodialysis team to further develop your specialist clinical skills.

Shifts are 11.5hours and you will be expected to work a combination of days, nights and weekends.

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: 23rd May 2019

Planned interview date: 31st May 2019

Informal visits are welcome

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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

Alison Mockler (Ward Manager) on 01865 225374 or any of the Deputy Sisters/Charge Nurse on 01865 225780.