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.
Band 5 Staff Nurse job opportunities - Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma and Specialist Surgery
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata / per annum (plus supplements if required to work unsocial hours or weekends)
Neurosciences, Orthopaedic, Trauma and Specialist Surgery Division (NOTSS) is an acute surgical division of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, a world renowned teaching, research & tertiary referral center. A NOTSS nurse is guaranteed a varied and exciting experience as well as a supportive environment in which professional aspirations can be realised.
Applications are welcomed from experienced acute surgical nurses and nurses with no previous experience with a desire to develop their career within our dynamic division.
We are looking for nurses with a desire to care, resilience and the ability to work effectively in a busy and unpredictable environment. Our Trust endorses the values of compassion, respect and excellence. If you strive to achieve these in your practice, then you are the nurse for NOTSS!
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.
The Neuroscience ICU is a busy Multi-Trauma critical care centre comprising of 13 beds & 80 staff to provide specialist services for neurosciences, neurology and trauma patients. The case mix is varied with a range of emergency and complex elective cases requiring different levels of care.
Neurosciences In-Patient wards
We are a 24 hour service providing Emergency and Elective in-patient care for patients undergoing a wide range of invasive and interventional procedures such as craniotomy for brain tumours, haemorrhage or trauma, implantation of deep brain stimulators and spinal surgery. The Investigation & Diagnostic unit accommodates patients having radiological investigations or minor procedures such as lumbar punctures and muscle biopsies.
Bone Infection Unit
BIU is the only specialist unit of its kind in the UK caring for patients with bone and soft tissue infections. Many of our patients require complex major reconstructive surgery. This is a busy and fast paced unit which can be hard but rewarding work.
Orthopaedic In-Patient Wards
These are busy surgical wards which provide excellent opportunities for developing surgical nursing skills such as wound care, IVs, PCAs and epidural management. We care for patients following a wide range of musculoskeletal procedures including surgery for bone and soft tissue tumours, spinal surgery and joint replacements.
Orthopaedic Short Stay Unit
The Orthopaedic Short Stay Unit opened in 2016 and cares for patients having surgery for joint replacements, spinal surgery such as decompressions and shoulder surgeries such as rotator cuff repairs. Many of our patients follow enhanced recovery pathways and expect to stay in hospital for 1 to 2 days.
Recovery & HDU
This unit is open Monday – Saturday, and is located within the theatre suite. There are 10 recovery beds and 6 high dependency beds. The recovery area cares for patients immediately post-surgery and HDU is reserved for those patients who require more than 2 hours of close monitoring following their surgery.
We have 3 Trauma wards, one of 18 beds at the Horton Hospital in the north of the county and two 26 bedded wards based on the John Radcliffe site. Our patients will have sustained a wide variety of injuries, for example, head and spinal injuries, poly-trauma including pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, and fragility fractures in the elderly. The trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre and takes patients from across the Thames Valley.
Specialist Surgery comprises six dynamic specialities, including Opthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral Maxillo-Facial, Head and neck and Vascular Surgery.
Our service’s traverse in-patient, day surgery, theatre direct admissions, acute referral unit, out-patients, (Eye) emergency department and specialist pre and post-operative assessment. Specialist Surgery patients are of all ages and with a varied and diverse range of clinical co-morbidities making this a wide-ranging learning opportunity for both new and experienced nurses.
Closing Date: 7th October 2019
*Please note previous applicants need not apply*
For further details / informal visits contact:
( Email address removed )
No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.
Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.
Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.
When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.
Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].
To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ([Click here to apply]), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the [Click here to apply] for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.