Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Theatres: Nurse / ODP – various posts

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
04/11/2017 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


Do you have experience of working in theatres with good interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for the highest standards of perioperative care & safety? Do you relish working collaboratively within a productive multidisciplinary team to promote the delivery of evidence based, safe patient care? If so, then we would like you to come and join our team. Due to an increase in activity Oxford University Hospitals TASS theatres are looking for passionate & dedicated Nurses and ODPs to work in anaesthetics, surgery and/or recovery. Theatres, Anaesthetics & Sterile Services (TASS) directorate is made up of 23 theatres over 3 Operating Theatre Departments where you can gain a wide variety of experience. Two of the departments are based on the Headington site in Oxford with an additional department based at the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

The John Radcliffe Main Operating Theatre Department (Oxford) is a 5 theatre unit where routine and emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include vascular, emergencies, general, gynae, trauma orthopaedics and spinal surgery. The unit mainly provides care for adult patients but with some paediatrics, and is the theatre suite for Major Trauma. The West Wing Operating Theatre Department (Oxford) is a 14 theatre unit over 2 floors and provides specialist surgery for adults and paediatrics. Specialties are E.N.T., Ophthalmology, Plastics, Neurology, Paediatric – Orthopaedics & General and Max Fax’s surgery. The Horton General Hospital Operating Theatre Department (Banbury) is a 4 theatre unit where routine and some emergency surgery takes place. Specialties include day surgery, vascular, dental, plastics, emergencies, general, gynae, ophthalmics, urology and trauma orthopaedics. The unit mainly provides care for adult patients but with some paediatrics.

Experienced staff will be encouraged and supported to further develop using the educational and experiential learning opportunities available. The directorate has an experienced education team in place with a comprehensive Education Strategy to underpin the development of all grades of staff within theatres, to facilitate career development and progression. We provide a supportive learning environment which includes preceptorship, supernumerary status while achieving competencies, an in-house perioperative course, support for revalidation and leadership development. We also welcome and support return to practice students.

We offer you the opportunity to be based mainly in one department; however moving between theatre suites may be required for training and development or to meet service needs. Being a large department has it benefits as we can offer both full and part time posts in most areas; these posts include a commitment to day / night rotation, bank holidays and weekend working with participation in an on call rota.

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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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Valerie McAvoy, email valerie.mcavoy@ouh.nhs.uk

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