Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse

Oxford University Hosp
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Competitive salary
25 Jan 2021
02 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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.

Are you ready to be part of something special and have the recognition you deserve?

Be part of Acute General Medicine wards driven by doing what's best for people. We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Ward 5 E/F, which is an exciting opportunity for a Ward Manager to manage this brand new ward. We want you to be the best you can be and we know Ward 5 E/F will excel with combined energy, expertise and effort, so that we promise to support you with excellent training, promoting collaborative teamwork, and providing first-class care.

Every one of our brilliant team is passionate about making a real difference. As Ward Manager, you will manage the day to day running of our ward. Your role will involve direct patient care as well as leading a team of highly qualified nurses. Here, you'll enjoy the privilege of working directly with consultants who are experts in their field.

Acute General Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital has built up a reputation for delivering excellent and compassionate care to some of Oxfordshire's most complex medical patients. It has been recognised that the wards benefit from high-performance and their energetic and enthusiastic teams that are constantly striving to go the extra mile for our patients.

We are proud of our high standards of care and our supportive and friendly environment. We are looking for an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills, who is also able to promote evidence based practice combined with being an accountable role model.

If you have the passion to lead your team to deliver excellent standards of care and are motivated to explore new ways of achieving the best patient experience; then join the dynamic team on 5 E/F.

You will work with the Matron and the Operational Service Manager to develop processes to enhance the patient experience.

You will be able to:
  • Use their expert knowledge and clinical judgement to lead the ward team to deliver high quality care.
  • Monitor and maintain standards of care and provide this information to the Directorate
  • Ensure the provision of continuity of care.
  • Assess and evaluate, with patients and /or carers, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed.
  • Work across professional, organisational and system boundaries and proactively develop and sustain new partnerships and networks to influence and improve health, outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
  • To effectively manage human, financial, material and information resources.

Closing Date: 1st February 2021

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the matron mary.byukusenge@ouh.nhs.uk or her PA laura.munoz-perez@ouh.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mary Byukusenge - AGM Matron


Laura Munoz-Perez - Matron's PA

Laura.munoz perez@ouh.nhs.uk

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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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