Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Churchill Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 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


Calling all Nurses!!  Up to £1000 relocation support offered to eligible candidates!


Location – Upper Gastrointestinal Ward or Jane Ashley and Colorectal Ward, Churchill Hospital, Oxford


About Us:

Across the two wards we have 40 specialist inpatient beds caring for a diverse range of patients who are undergoing complex surgeries.


About You:

We are looking for newly qualified or experienced nurses who are interested in looking after acutely unwell surgical patients and joining our team.  You will be willing to work long or short shifts, including days, nights and twilight shifts


Why Should You Join Us?

If you are successful, you will have training opportunities in the following:

·         NG insertion

·         TPN

·         PCA & PCEA

·         Recognizing the Acutely Ill and Deteriorating Patient (RAID)

·         Mentorship

·         AIRVO

·         Venepuncture and cannulation

·         In house weekly teaching on topics of staff choosing

·         Level 7 Surgical Foundation Program opportunity through Northampton University


We encourage career progression, starting with supporting newly qualified staff to attend the Trust Foundation Program up to developing leadership and managerial skills in preparation for a Band 6 role.   We have an extremely supportive Practice Development Team who will work alongside you to achieve your goals.


The successful candidate will be trained to an exceptional standard so they will be able to undertake the care of these high acuity patients.  You may have a choice of which ward you would prefer or why not try a rotation between both?


Closing Date: 22nd January 2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

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

Ward Sister (Jane Ashley and Colorectal Ward) Clare Morris – 01865 235356 clare.morris@ouh.nhs.uk

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

Matron Surgical Directorate:

Anita Macqueen 01865 235 065  Anita.Macqueen@ouh.nhs.uk


If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462