Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Churchill Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
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


High Acuity Upper Gastrointestinal Unit

Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse


Masters related study opportunities

Part time and Full time positions: Short and Long shifts available

Potential £1000 relocation expenses: On-site accommodation available


Come and join our small friendly team on this high acuity and specialist 20 bedded unit at the Churchill Hospital caring for patients that predominately have elective surgery for cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder or liver. The unit is allocated next to the ICU and specialist nurses are integral to supporting the ward team. The nursing care is complex, highly skilled and patients are often returning from ICU. You will require or develop skills in the administration of TPN, PCEA and PCA, cvc care and removal and the care of patients post ICU or after complex surgery.


The unit has a dedicated Clinical Educator as part of a wider educational team and you will be supported and mentored in areas of practice where you need to gain competencies or understand local guidelines of practice.


We are looking for an experienced nurse keen to extend their specialist nursing skills into the management and leadership of staff on the unit. You will regularly lead the clinical team on day and night shifts, attend the ward rounds and MDT meetings and support individual staff with their personal development plans. You will work closely with the Ward Sister and deputise in her absence and will gain expertise in effective roster management and bed management. The support, mentoring and development of staff will be a key priority.


You can expect to have educational and personal development plans available to support you in extending your knowledge and/or leadership in this field of specialist nursing which is underpinned by strong research studies. Master level study will be available and encouraged both in the Care of the Deteriorating Patient or in Leadership or another related area related to the service.


We strongly believe in role modelling the Trust values and our culture on the unit is based on a team approach. We are keen to recruit a staff that wants to be empowered to challenge practice and make informed decisions based on evidence based practice. We really hope that you will consider joining us and we hope to hear from you soon.


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

Ward Matron (UGI)  Anita MacQueen  – 01865 235 065  Anita.MacQueen@ouh.nhs.uk

Manager (Upper GI) Nadine Purdy – nadine.purdy@ouh.nhs.uk 

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462