Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Sister

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£31,696 - 41,787 per annum
23/01/2018 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/Charge Nurse

The Oxford Colorectal and Jane Ashley Elective Surgical Ward is looking for a new ward manager.

Are you enthusiastic, committed with the passion and drive to provide the highest quality care to their patients?

The ward looks after patients who have undergone Surgery in 3 specialties Colorectal Breast and Gynea Oncology.

The ward manager is expected to manage the ward effectively on the ward clinically and managerially. Providing clinical leadership to the nursing staff, whilst ensuring that an efficient nursing service and a high standard of patient care is maintained.

The range of duties will include:
• Staff management responsibilities - recruitment, induction, training, shift rotas , sickness and absence management and performance issues.
• Delivering high quality care and health records patient record keeping
• monitor nursing standards and ensure compliance with NMC Code of Practice
• problem solving and decision making
• liaison with patients, Consultants, hospital staff and other ward managers
• improvement in customer service
• participate in audit procedures
• Health and Safety
• Part of the hospital sister’s rota for staffing on the Churchill site.

To be successful, you will need to be a qualified RGN with a valid NMC registration you need to demonstrate that you have already worked successfully at senior nursing level and had experience in change management and proven leadership skills.

You will also need the appropriate skills in communication, organisation, leadership, HR and budgetary management. 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.

We work very closely with our medical team and all health care professionals and this is a fantastic prospect for an experienced nurse who is dynamic, friendly and who strives to provide an excellent standard of care. In this busy and innovative department we are looking to complete our team with an enthusiastic and motivated band 7 sister/charge nurse, who is able to lead the team of nursing and support workers.

Closing date for applications: 23rd January 2018

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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

Anita Macqueen at Anita.macqueen@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

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