Staff Nurse

Oxford, UK
20 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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 V alue 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.

We are looking to appoint a confident and conscientious individual to join our team. The Trauma Outpatient Department comprises an outpatient clinic, plaster room, and a four bed day surgery unit. The department provides a range of speciality trauma clinics, pelvic, spine, hands, in addition to follow up clinics and daily new patient clinics. The department runs seven days a week so there is a requirement for weekend work on a rotational basis. The plaster room provides a casting and splinting service for the trust (excluding the emergency department). This covers the trauma wards, other speciality wards, critical care areas, paediatric trauma and orthopaedics, and theatres. The day surgery unit runs two days a week and is for trauma patients only. The successful candidate will ideally have surgical experience in either inpatient or outpatient settings. The department has undergraduate students on placement so the post holder will be expected to gain a mentor qualification.

This is a very busy department seeing in excess of 600 outpatient attendances per week. Teamwork and flexibility is essential as is the ability to work under pressure. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre and takes patients from across the Thames Valley.

The service offers a wide range of professional development opportunities and benefits from the support of two clinical educators. Informal visits are encouraged, and part time options will be considered.

Closing date 31 October 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Granville, Sister, on 01865 220219 or e mail, ( 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.

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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