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Full Time
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, dynamic and inspirational Registered Nurse to join our team.

The Oxford Centre for Enablement is part of the Medicine, Rehabilitation and Cardiology Division; this is part of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Oxford Centre of Enablement (OCE) provides both in-patient and out-patient services for patients with complex neurological disability.

The OCE provides specialised rehabilitation for individuals from 16 years of age following a neurological incident; the majority of our patients have suffered vascular or traumatic brain injuries as a result of head injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or other forms of brain injury from infection or cardiorespiratory arrest.

This is a developing service, in a process of change, and we are looking for staff with enthusiasm who wishes to provide high quality care to individuals in this setting.

The OCE Inpatient Ward admits patients for 3-6 months. We are a Level 1 Neuro-rehabilitation centre. During their admission, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) uses a patient centred approach to patient care and supports patients and their families to give them the best opportunity to grow as individuals, regain independence and reintegrate back into society.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their clinical, leadership and management skills, and to make a difference to someone’s life during this difficult adjustment period following a brain injury.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about delivering holistic, effective, safe care and strives to continually make improvements. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, have an interest for working with individuals with disabilities, able to work well within our friendly multidisciplinary team.

If you are newly qualified or about to qualify we will support and mentor you to become a skilled nurse in this area. We will provide you with one year preceptorship course and ongoing practice development. You will be trained in intravenous drugs administration, patient deterioration and tracheostomy care.

We can offer you a friendly and supportive environment together with opportunities for career and personal development suited to your individual needs which can be discussed at interview. We can help you develop your skills and support any other courses relevant to the role of staff nurse in this area.

You will need to have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude
  • An organised and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Able to work shift patterns
  • Ability to work within a team but also use your own initiative
  • A desire to provide high quality individualized/holistic care to individuals with disabilities

Closing Date: 22nd October 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Katherine Bedford, Ward Manager's Assistant

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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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