Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Blenheim Head & Neck Unit
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£23,023-£29,608 per annum
04/11/2018 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 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and enjoys a national reputation for the quality of its services in healthcare. The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington, Oxford and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated full time or part time Staff Nurse to join the Blenheim Head & Neck Cancer ward within Specialist Surgery, based at the Churchill Hospital Oxford.


The ward has 15 beds specialising in Head and neck cancer including   ENT, Plastics, Endocrinology and Maxillofacial Surgery. We take mostly elective patients but some emergencies from clinic as well. Surgery includes some minor investigative surgery but also more complex surgery such as Laryngectomy and glossectomy. Working with us you will grow in competence in your knowledge of looking after patients with altered airways including tracheostomies and laryngectomy’s, speech and communication difficulties after surgery and nutritional needs.  You will work very closely with the multi-disciplinary team to achieve the best patient outcome of these areas.  We are a small but dedicated team committed to team work and have  a practice development nurse who will support you in learning and development and competencies when you begin.  Your team leader will support you in your yearly appraisals and settling in.  There is also the opportunity to rotate in to the Blenheim outpatients department and assist with dressings clinics and pre-operative assessments or SSIP ward if you express and interest in this


Applicants need to be well organised with a professional & approachable manner & have excellent communication skills.  They should be able to use their own judgement to resolve issues, have a tactful, sensitive approach to people and have excellent team work skills. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to their shift pattern which will include long days and Nights.  We welcome newly qualified nurses to the team.   

15th October interview date.

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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

Natasha Lowbridge 01865 235704.

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