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Foundation Staff Nurse / Senior Staff Nurse

Oxford University Hosp
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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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 looking for a fresh challenge and would like to continue your journey of professional development with a dynamic, forward thinking Trust who is passionate about its workforce?

The Orthopaedic Short Stay Unit (OSSU) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, forward thinking, committed and motivated Staff Nurse with excellent communication skills to join our progressive and supportive team.

OSSU is a 25 bedded Orthopaedic Short Stay Ward. It consists of 12 inpatients beds and 13 day case beds. It opens on Monday morning at 07:00 and closes the following Saturday at 20:00. OSSU is a busy but very rewarding ward with patients having knee surgery following sports related injuries to hip, shoulder, foot, hand and spinal surgeries. Many of our patients follow enhanced recovery pathways which enables them to be discharged home safely as a day case or the following day. We have a broad spectrum of patients and surgeries which provides you with the opportunity to build a wide range of skills and knowledge within Orthopaedics.

If you are a newly qualified nurse, you will join the Oxford University Hospital's Foundation Programme. This is the start of your journey with our Trust and will link to a clear career pathway to continue developing your skills over the coming years. The 1st year of the programme consists of up to twelve study days aiming to follow on and develop the learning you have achieved during your training and help you apply this to potentially complex clinical situations.

The NOC offers the right individual the perfect opportunity to enhance and build on existing skills achieved during undergraduate training, when taking their first steps in their nursing career. In return we can provide support, guidance and excellent professional development opportunities. You will be supported by our Practice Development Team to complete the Foundation Programme and Band 5 Development programme. You will be encouraged to complete your mentorship qualification and to take on extended clinical skills. We are also developing an accredited PG Cert in Orthopaedic Practice.

Closing Date: 11 August 2021

Interview date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sabine Cullen, Ward Sister

01865 737552

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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.

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.

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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.

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