Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nursing Associate / Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Specialist Surgery OPD
Band 4
Full time / Part time
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre ./ John Radcliffe Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 pro rata, per annum
24/07/2019 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


Nursing Associate / Assistant Practitioner (Band 4)

Specialist Surgery Directorate – ENT & Plastic Surgery Outpatients

There is currently an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join the Specialist Surgery team at the Oxford University Hospitals as a  Band 4 Nursing Associate / Assistant Practitioner.  The department runs Monday – Fridays, 08:00 – 18:00.

The post holder will be working to provide seamless care & support in collaboration with the senior nursing team and alongside registered nursing colleagues. Applicants should be flexible, well organised with a professional friendly manner & have excellent communication skills.  They should be able to use their own judgement to resolve issues, and have a tactful, sensitive approach to dealing with occasionally difficult situations. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to work, with a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements.

The post holder will hold evidence of either the Nursing Associate or Assistant Practitioner qualification (higher apprenticeship and /or a relevant Foundation Degree programme).

We have posts available within ENT & Plastic Surgery Outpatients at the John Radciffe and minor plastics operations (day case) at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and the posts are full time 37.5 hours per week, although part-time would be considered. .

Candidates will be expected to give a 5-10 minute presentation on “How the role of Nurse Associate/Assistant Practitioner will enhance the service delivery of Specialist Surgery Outpatients”.


Closing Date: 24-07-2019

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Wendy Tomlinson - Deputy Sister, on 01865 231182 or Wendy.Tomlinson@ouh.nhs.uk or alternatively contact Bernadette Mitchell – Matron on 01865 231201, Bernadette.mitchell@ouh.nhs.uk.