Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/10/2018 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


We are looking for Band 5 Registered Nurses to join the team on the Surgical Emergency Unit.

Up to £1,000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates.

The SEU is a fast paced and dynamic clinical area at the John Radcliffe Hospital, caring for patients with a wide range of general surgical conditions, covering upper and lower gastrointestinal, and hepatobiliary conditions. The unit has 50 in-patient beds across 3 ward areas and a nurse-led triage, which includes an ambulatory area, that receives patients referred directly by GP, the Emergency Department or out-patient clinics.

The successful applicant will work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, demonstrating a passion for general surgical nursing in the acute emergency setting. We can offer support and training to you, whether newly qualified or have previous nursing experience.

We encourage career progression within the unit, starting with supporting newly qualified staff to attend OUH Preceptorship Programme and specific courses like the Triage Education Programme. We also help experienced nurses to develop leadership and management skills, in preparation for Team Leader, Ward Manager or Emergency Nurse Practitioner roles.

As your career progresses within our unit through completion of the extensive learning opportunities we offer, e:g Venepuncture and Cannulation, PCA and epidural, AIRVO, VAC Therapy, Mentorship, TPN, and ALERT course. You may also be offered funding to study courses at Oxford Brookes University.

Confident, compassionate care delivery and excellent communication skills are essential for this role; the successful post holder will need to be a forward thinking, motivated, and professional nurse who is committed to providing a high standard of holistic care and can demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with patients and their families.

Internal rotation to nights and weekends is essential to this position. In case you might need it, you could eligible to access relocation expenses.

Closing date for applications: 24th October 2018

Interview Date: TBC

”A great working environment to improve skills, knowledge and confidence. Nice team members.” (4th Year Adult and Mental Health Nursing student)

“Fast paced environment , excellent unit to fine tune your clinical skills. A must for aspiring surgical nurses”(3rd Year Adult Nursing Student).

“Fantastic team, very welcoming. Enjoyable workplace where skills are developed and enhanced. Caring and compassionate members of staff.” (4th Year Adult and Mental Health Nursing student)

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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

Natalie Walsh - Natalie.Walsh@ouh.nhs.uk, 01865 857952


Lydia Pickard - lydia.pickard@ouh.nhs.uk, 01865 228691

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