Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Managers Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospial
£16,968 - £19,852 pa
02/07/2017 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


We are looking for an enthusiastic Ward Managers Assistant to join our teams.

The Jane Ashley/Colorectal Centre is based at the Churchill Hospital and is a 32 bedded ward caring for patients who have undergone colorectal surgery, and women undergoing breast and gynaecological surgery. Enhanced recovery pathways are used for all colorectal and breast patients and we continue to roll out the principles of this to the other specialties on the ward.

The Upper GI ward is based at the Churchill Hospital and is a 24 bedded ward caring for patients who have undergone oesophagogastric and hepatobiliary surgery. Enhanced recovery pathways are used for oesophagogastric patients. The ward is fast paced and very acute, regularly caring for patients who have returned from high dependency or intensive care.

Main Purpose of the post:
To provide administrative and secretarial support to the Ward Managers. The post holder will work closely with the ward manager and all relevant staff members to provide a comprehensive, professional and confidential PA/secretarial and administrative service to the Ward Manager.

Principle Duties
The post holder will develop and implement administrative systems which will ensure the efficient and effective running of the Ward, allowing the Ward Manager to concentrate more fully on the clinical aspects of his/her job role. The post holder will also respond to enquiries from other ward staff.

To work closely with the Ward Sisters/Managers and other relevant staff to identify, develop and then implement administrative systems on the ward.

Applicants must have excellent customer care, communication and interpersonal skills and be flexible and able to adapt to and support change in this growing and developing environment. We are able offer a wide range of opportunity and training to support personal development needs.

The hours of work will be Monday-Friday within normal working hours, 37.5 hours a week, we would consider applications for part-time working or job share.

The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2017. Interviews 7th July.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please call us for further information and to arrange an informal visit, on 01865 235356.