Lead Nurse for Long Covid Outpatient Service

Oxford University Hosp
Churchill, Oxford
Competitive salary
16 Jul 2021
22 Jul 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.

An exciting new position has arisen for a band 7 Lead Nurse to join the recently established Oxfordshire Post-Covid Service, working alongside a multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic and coordinated care to patients. The post-holder will join the team based at the Churchill Hospital to support patients following discharge with Covid-19 and community patients struggling with post-covid-19 syndrome ('Long Covid').

The Oxfordshire Post-Covid Service was established in January 2021 and is one of the first fully integrated services joining hospital with community care to provide continuity and individualised patient-centred management. The clinic is comprised of Respiratory, Rehabilitation and Psychiatry consultants and Advanced Health Professionals including a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist. The dedicated post-Covid Community Team at Oxford health made up of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and includes Psychological support via IAPTs (Improving Access for Psychological Therapy). A range of support and interventions are available to post-Covid sufferers ranging from 1:1 input to group sessions and the utilisation of online platforms and apps, such as 'Your Covid Recovery' and 'Living With'.

As this is a new condition, prior experience is not required but we are looking for candidates with enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to learn. The post-holder will be supervised by the clinical lead (Dr Emily Fraser) and supported by members of the multidisciplinary team to gain the skills and confidence to assist in patient triage and assessment. In conjunction with the team, they will help coordinate care, case manage selected patients and provide helpline advice. They will assist in the evaluation of community-based interventions and help pioneer strategies to improve the care of these patients. Excellent communication and team-working skills are essential and it is anticipated that the post-holder will liaise with other Long-Covid centres to drive forward quality standards. This post will also provide an opportunity for clinical research with studies currently underway evaluating the factors driving Long-Covid.

This is initially a one-year fixed contract and secondments will be considered.

For further information please contact Emily Fraser, Post-Covid Clinical Lead at Oxford University Hospitals Emily.fraser@ouh.nhs.uk. For additional information regarding the integrated community service, please contact Emma Tucker, Post-Covid Lead for Oxford Health emma.tucker@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

Closing Date: 21 July 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emily Fraser.Respiratory Consultant - Emily.fraser@ouh.nhs.uk

Additional information regarding the integrated community service, please contact Emma Tucker, Post-Covid Lead for Oxford Health emma.tucker@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

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