Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Foundation Staff Nurse / Senior Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Band 5
Full time / Part time
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata / per annum
28/07/2019 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


There are two 20 bedded trauma wards at the John Radcliffe Hospital.  Both receive  patients suffering from complex polytrauma, fragility fractures, spinal and head injuries. In addition there are also patients who have sustained single limb injuries with more straightforward fracture patterns. However, meeting the physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of this patient population and their families is often far from straightforward and we have dedicated ortho-geriatric and psychological medicine input to meet this need.


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 older people 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.


In addition to the Ward Sister, the wards have deputy sisters, all of whom manage their own teams. Internal rotation to night duty is in operation in order to ensure band 6 cover on all shifts. The clinical team is supported by ward clerk cover until 8pm on weekdays.


We are looking for new graduates or experienced nurses who can bring their skills to the team and in turn benefit from the opportunities we can offer. A foundation programme with preceptor support is offered for newly qualified staff. Full time and part time posts are available, please contact us to discuss options.


Closing date:  28.7.19

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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

Gaenette James, Deputy Matron on 01865 221134, or Rujina Begum, Ward Sister on 01865 221128 or e mail gaenette.james @ouh.nhs.uk, or Rujina.begum@ouh.nhs.uk