Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Safeguarding Adults
Band 6
Fixed term for 12 months
18.75 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 - 34,644 per annum pro rata
22/01/2019 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


   Want to learn more about Safeguarding, the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) whilst maintaining your clinical expertise?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced band 5 or band 6 nurses to join the Safeguarding Adults Team.

   This band 6 post is a 12month developmental opportunity, designed to enhance knowledge in Safeguarding and embed knowledge back within their clinical area. The successful candidates will work opposite each other on a 0.5WTE basis and will be supported to become confident and knowledgeable in Safeguarding, MCA and DOLS.

   The positions are designed to enable the candidates to work part clinical and partly alongside the Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurses. This will enable the candidates to develop a toolkit of new skills and expertise, to embed directly within their clinical area in a timely fashion.

   At the end of the 12months, the candidates will have completed safeguarding competencies with the view of becoming active safeguarding Champions within the OUH Trust.

   Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing Nursing and Midwifery practice, and of delivering excellence in patient care. Whilst proud of our heritage, our focus is the future, and central to our vision is providing evidence and value-based individualised care to the people we support.

   Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford is an exciting and dynamic place to be a nurse, researcher, educator and leader, but is only as innovative as the people in our amazing teams. Providing the best evidence-based individualised care is core to everything we do. We are deeply committed to caring for and developing each other, with staff being encouraged to undertake further study within their speciality area. Our aim is to be the best at all we do through our research and innovation initiatives and partnerships; rather than just say we're the best, we will be able to prove it. The Trust is a founding member of The Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR). OxINMAHR is one of only six Department of Health accredited centres of excellence, and forms an essential component of our vision of translating research to deliver evidence based care and innovation for patient benefit.

    Binding all of these commitments is our pioneering participation in the Magnet Recognition Program. This initiative has a strong nurse education focus and is also driving work on nurse sensitive outcome measures, and a desire to develop nursing practice through a shared governance approach to enhance care delivery and effective outcomes for patients. This practically means the Trust is developing ways in which practitioners across all levels of the organisation can actively contribute to driving forward the changes required to deliver outstanding nursing care.  

   The Safeguarding Adults Team will be happy to discuss any interest in this post. Please contact Safeguarding Office: 01865 226442


Closing Date: 22nd January 2019 

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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

Caroline Heason, Head of safeguarding on 01865234954 or The Safeguarding Specialist Nurses 01865 234565.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462