Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Sister

Band 7

Main area
Surgical Emergency Unit E
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£37,750 - £43,772 per annum
03/07/2019 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


Fancy a new challenge? The Surgical Emergency Unit E side is an 18 bedded male ward with a high turnover of patients accepting direct GP referrals and emergency surgical referrals from other hospitals and ED. It is a fast paced area caring for patients with a wide variety of emergency surgical conditions, including pancreatitis, bowel obstruction and sepsis.  In this busy and innovative department we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional with the passion and drive to lead a team to provide the highest quality care to their patients.

The successful post holder will work very closely with Triage and ambulatory, F side and D side Ward Managers, with our medical team and all health care professionals.You will also be expected as ward manager, to both manage the ward effectively and provide clinical leadership to the nursing staff employed therein, whilst ensuring that an efficient nursing service and a high standard of patient care is maintained. As this post is to work alongside an existing band 7 team, we would welcome applications from experienced band 6’s wishing to develop into a band 7 Sister/Charge nurse.

To apply you will need to be a qualified RN with a valid NMC registration and be able to demonstrate that you have already worked successfully at a senior nursing level.  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 emergency environment. The post holder will also have the opportunity to participate in the national and local audit used to identify ways we can maintain and improve the care we offer our patients. We are able offer a wide range of opportunities and training to support personal development needs.

Informal visits encouraged. Please contact Vanessa Linton Matron Emergency General Surgery for more information 01865 235059 vanessa.linton@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing date: 3rd July 2019

Planned interview date: To be confirmed

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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

Vanessa Linton

Matron Emergency General Surgery