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Full Time
Abingdon
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We have an exciting opportunity on Abbey Ward at Abingdon Community Hospital. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Band 6 Clinical Development Nurse

You will need to be an enthusiastic Clinical Development Nurse with a passion for delivering high quality care. You will work with the ward Senior Management team to provide training to our staff in partnership with patients and their relatives putting the patients at the centre of our Trust values. You will have responsibility for this area of nursing and maintaining high standard of care and training.

You will provide professional leadership, support and advice to the nursing workforce on the ward and drive developments in nursing practice, to improve patient care and experience. The role will facilitate education, and training for registered and non-registered nursing staff; as well as act as a role model, and to provide educational and training support in the clinical area for all aspects of nursing. This will require the post holder to work 25% clinical and 75% non-clinical shifts

The post holder will be willing to deliver education and training in relation to core skills as identified by the Trust. To support changes in nursing practice based on evidence, research, audit findings and best practice, which improve and impact positively on patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Work with the Community Hospital Clinical Development Nurse group to set consistent standards across the community hospitals of Oxfordshire.

Informal visits from interested candidates are welcomed, we are very proud of our Ward and would love to show you what we do!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katrina King - Ward Sister on [Click here to apply].

Julie Beardmore - Matron on [Click here to apply].




  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the [Click here to apply]

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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