Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Urological Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£31,696 - 41,787 per annum
04/09/2017 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


We currently have a vacancy for an experienced nurse who is already working as advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) or who is either working towards or would like to become an ANP in Urology.
We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and highly motivated to work within the urology service. You will work within an outpatient team of nurses, providing nurse led diagnostic interventions, such as Flexible cystoscopy, prostate biopsies, investigations and clinics for Lower urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

The main focus of the role will require you to work closely with the other specialist nurses in the diagnostic team of which there are four, as well as working with the Uro-oncology nursing team and doctors in the different cancer pathways and benign services. You will not only be performing diagnostic tests but you will be using your clinical expertise to interpret your findings, make further requests for other diagnostics, as well as referring on to further practitioners or GP.
There are also opportunities to develop and expand your clinical skills within our triage service for emergency Urology patients if you wish.

The post is a huge development opportunity to advance your nursing skills and we will provide extensive training and competencies for all clinical skills as well as support you in appropriate Masters study to meet Magnet accreditation as well as your own development needs.

The Urology service is based at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford but also may support the development and provision of future clinics at the Horton Hospital, Banbury.

The urological service is an expanding and complex service, making this an exciting time for nurse lead clinics and developments. If you are keen and driven to expand your skills, provide excellent patient centred care and want to be involved in taking practice forward, we would love you to join our team. You must demonstrate excellent communication skills, team working as well as the ability to work independently.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 – 16.30 with some flexible working for longer days if preferred.

Closing date for applications: 4th September 2017

Matron for Urology and Transplant Services: Jenny Hayes; jenny.hayes@ouh.nhs.uk , 07825907341, Deputy Matron Ana Gardete, Ana.gardete@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 235116 or Advanced Urology Nurse Practitioner: Gillian Verrall; Gillian.verrall@ouh.nhs.uk, 01865 572373.

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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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Jenny Hayes, jenny.hayes@ouh.nhs.uk if you would like to find out more about the role.