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Deputy Ward Manager / Sister posted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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.


Are you looking for a new challenge in a developing service?

Abbey Ward is expanding and diversifying. This is an exciting time to come and join our friendly team where your contribution will be valued and appreciated.

We are an innovative team of nurses and therapists with support from doctors from both the acute hospital and General Practice. There are 19 inpatient beds, and the team provide rehabilitation to people who have been transferred from the acute hospitals in Oxford or Swindon. Of these beds, 6 provide treatment to patients admitted through the Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Unit (EMU), who require sub-acute patient management. Abingdon Community Hospital site also hosts a Minor Injuries Unit, Out-patient Department and x ray facilities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Deputy Ward Manager/ Junior Sister to support the ward manager in the day to day management of the ward including the rota, admissions and discharges, leading MDT’s and people management. We aim to reduce the length of stay by working with our therapy colleagues in an integrated model of care and deliver rehabilitation with every intervention. We are a nurse led unit with medical support from the gerontology team from the Oxford University Hospital. You will have an opportunity to use your core nursing skills whilst using more advanced skills such as cannulation, phlebotomy, IV care, NG management, management of the complex medical patient and complex discharge planning.

There will be opportunities to work in the other areas of the hospital for the successful candidate. We will offer you continued professional development, training, clinical supervision and an opportunity to develop and use your skills in a supportive environment. We want you to be enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and committed to our team.

An informal visit would be encouraged prior to interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

Julie Beardmore - Matron [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.




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Reference Number

267-CH1901764

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