Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Stroke Unit
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum/ pro-rata
22/07/2019 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


Take a fresh look at Stroke care. Over the last 11 years there has been a significant change in the way people, who have had a stroke are managed.

The onset of stroke is now recognised as a medical emergency. Patients can now receive ‘clot busting’ treatment, clot retrieval and surgical intervention for haemorrhage.

The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is looking for motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurses to join us. 

We would love to hear from nurses, who are willing to develop or have a keen interest in Acute Stroke. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering and role modelling high standards of care within an MDT setting.

In addition to the 10 Acute Stroke beds, we have 8 Hyper Acute monitored beds, taking patients directly from ED. There will be opportunities to look after patients during and post thrombolysis, post mechanical thrombectomy and hemi-crainectomy, as well as building on knowledge and skills in hyper acute care and acute rehabilitation.

The unit specialises in acute care, whereas the patient’s ongoing rehabilitation is delivered at a different location. Our average length of stay is around 5 days. We have a nursing ratio of 1 Registered Nurse to 4-6 patients.

If you have high standards and the desire to work in an innovative and progressive environment, this is the opportunity for you!

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to gain further skills and knowledge.

These include:

  • In house training  teaching Essential Stroke Skills
  • Level 6/7 Stroke Management module at New Bucks University.
  • Mentoring qualification.
  • Fine bore NG Tube insertion and management  of NG feeding
  • Swallow Screen training
  • Bloods and cannulation
  • Injectables  training
  • Male catheterisation
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Further level 6/7 modules at Oxford Brookes University including : PG Cert in Acute Care of the Older Person with Frailty; Assessment and Management of the Deteriorating Adult Patient;  End of Life Care

We are developing a career pathway in Stroke Care, that will take lead you to a band 6 Advanced Nurse Practitioner Trainee position and then onto a band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner post.

We are extremely proud to have received the Placement of the Year Award for Adult Nursing (Oxford) from Oxford Brookes University. We have been nominated again this year. Come and join our supportive environment.


Full and part time applicants will be considered

Closing Date: 22nd July 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

Ward Manager  - Christine Barker on Christine.barker@ouh.nhs.uk 

Tel. 01865 221180