Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Sister - Transplant

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£31,696 - 41,787 per annum
09/07/2017 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Ward Sister

We are looking for a band 7 Ward Sister who is enthusiastic and dynamic to provide nursing leadership and management for our 20 bedded transplant ward.

About us:
Oxford’s Transplant service currently provides programmes to the local population (kidney, Living related, Altruistic donation), regional services (simultaneous Kidney pancreas and islets) as well as a national programme (Intestinal).
Whilst the ward provides care for patients’ immediately post-transplant surgery, it also provides follow up care for patients that have undergone Intestinal surgery and may require further hospital admissions due to their complex care needs.

The ward also has capacity to take private patients.

Due to the acute nature of our immediate post-operative patients, it is crucial that the Ward Sister is able to work collaboratively and effectively with critical care to ensure a seamless patient pathway and ensure staff are supported clinically and developed.

The role will also work closely with the Matron for Renal, Transplant and Urology services, the Operational Service Manager and Clinical Lead to ensure that a high standard of patient care is maintained. The management component of this role will be leading the nursing team as well as providing direction and leadership to other MDT members who support and care for our patients.

The role will also undertake close working with the practice development team to ensure effective education is provided for all staff as well as pre-registration nursing students and Renal & Urology MSC students.
Candidates must have the ability to offer support and be able to teach others.
We are therefore looking for someone who has recognition as an innovator with experience of change management and a reputation for professional excellence.

It is essential for the successful post holder to possess the ability to work autonomously as well as within a team, have good communication skills and have the enthusiasm and dedication to drive a busy service forward. The Ward Sister is the link pin in ensuring high standards are achieved by all, they need to lead by example and be a role model to both the nursing team and members of the MDT.

The post holder will report to the Matron and Deputy Matron for renal, transplant and urology services.

Closing date for applications: 9th July 2017

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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

Jenny Hayes on 07825907341 or email jenny.hayes@ouh.nhs.uk Or Ana Gardete on 01865 235115 or email Ana.Gardete@ouh.nhs.uk