Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Band 6
Fixed term until 26-Jan-20
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050- 36,644 per annum, pro-rata
28/03/2019 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






Due to maternity leave we have a fixed term vacancy for an Acting  Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse. Adams Ward is a 20 bedded trauma ward on the John Radcliffe site. The trust is the Major Trauma Centre within the Thames Valley Trauma Network. Patient casemix therefore reflects the complexity and injury severity associated with such a centre. Patients are cared for following polytrauma, pelvic and spinal reconstruction, many with high dependency needs. Fragility fracture patients are also admitted to the unit. The trauma service includes two wards, outpatient department, Plaster Room, Day Surgery and X Ray. In addition to the Ward Sister, each ward has three team leaders, all of whom manage their own teams. Internal rotation to night duty is in operation with unit based night practitioners. There is dedicated orthogeriatric, psychiatric and clinical psychology input for trauma patients. Admin support is provided for the senior nursing team.


Education and evidence based care underpin all aspects of practice, and to support these goals the service benefits from two clinical educators and a nurse consultant. A trauma clinical nurse specialist for the frail elderly has also recently been appointed. Research has a high profile within the unit, led by the Senior Nursing Research Fellow, and publications in peer reviewed journals have been achieved over the past ten years.


We are looking for an experienced trauma nurse who can bring their skills to the team and in turn benefit from the opportunities we can offer.



Closing Date:  28 - Mar- 2019

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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

For more information please contact Honor Banks, Ward Sister, Adams Ward,  on 01865 221128 or e mail honor.banks@ouh.nhs.uk