Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Bariatric Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
27/10/2017 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


An exciting opportunity within the Oxford Bariatric Service (OBS) for a full-time Band 6 Specialist Nurse has arisen. The OBS is an experienced specialist bariatric centre committed to offering patient centred care and continuing to develop the service to meet the complex needs of our patient group. We are a cohesive team which values a collaborative approach and each member’s specialist knowledge.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who enjoys working within a team and is committed to delivering patient centred care. This role offers the opportunity to learn new skills and to work within a team who encourage and promote continual personal development. Although experience of working in a bariatric service is desirable, we would offer training to an appropriate candidate.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Band 7 Specialist Nurse and Specialist Dietitians in Nurse/Dietitian-led clinics and patient workshops both pre and post bariatric surgery. You will be a core member of the multidisciplinary team meetings, liaising with other hospital departments and providing training and support to ward nurses. You will possess excellent communication skills in order to offer patients support in a variety of settings e.g. telephone appointments, email, patient support group, workshops and face to face appointments. You will be expected to contribute to audit and participate in exciting research opportunities. We highly recommend interested candidates contact the team to arrange an informal visit and find out more about this excellent opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 27th October 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

Lisa Rickers either by e-mail at lisa.rickers@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 227078