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.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse post on an acute 15 bedded Head and Neck surgical ward at the Churchill Hospital, as part of the Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing Nursing and Midwifery practice, and of delivering excellence in patient care. Whilst proud of our heritage, our focus is the future, and central to our vision is providing evidence and value-based individualised care to the people we support.
Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford is an exciting and dynamic place to be a nurse, researcher, educator and leader, but is only as innovative as the people in our amazing teams. Providing the best evidence-based individualised care is core to everything we do. We are deeply committed to caring for and developing each other, with staff being encouraged to undertake further study within their speciality area. Our aim is to be the best at all we do through our research and innovation initiatives and partnerships; rather than just say we're the best, we will be able to prove it.
We would welcome newly qualified or experienced Band 5 Staff Nurses who have a keen interest in airway management and acute surgical nursing, who enjoy working closely with the multidisciplinary team to aid the patient’s recovery. The clinical area hosts three surgical specialities of plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat and maxillofacial surgery. There will be exciting opportunities for development and training and the ward is continually striving to be the best at its speciality, which is often complex in nature.
Closing date: 4th October 2019
For further details / informal visits contact:
Samantha Gould (Ward Sister) by email: ( Email address removed )
Kate Culligan (Practice Development Education Lead) by email: ( 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.
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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.
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