Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Staff Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care Unit
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
31/08/2017 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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated experienced nurse to join our 17 bedded Critical Care Unit in Oxford as a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse within the Paediatric High Dependency Care Unit (Full time 37.5 hours/week, minimum 25 hours/week).

The Children’s Critical Care is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of anaesthetists, paediatricians, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dieticians, and is dedicated to the care of critically ill children (Level 2 and 3) from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Oxford Children’s Hospital is one of 4 national centres for Paediatric Craniofacial services and also provides care for a wide variety of specialities including Spinal and Neurosciences, as well as being a regional trauma centre.

Together with Southampton, a joint retrieval team has been created, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Service). This service provides expert advice to district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to be transferred to Southampton or Oxford Paediatric Intensive Care units.

The candidate will have already completed a Paediatric Critical Care Course, with sufficient recent critical care experience to consolidate this knowledge. The successful candidate will have experience at co-ordinating in the High Dependency care setting.
The successful candidate will be able to work well within the team. They will be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, with an ability to lead and motivate others.
The successful candidate will be actively encouraged to engage in unit development by taking ownership of additional roles.

The candidate has to be willing to work a mixed shift pattern including days and nights across the whole week.

Closing Date:31st August 2017

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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 informal visits or further information please contact Annie Evans on 01865 221411 or email Annie.Evans@ouh.nhs.uk