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Practice Development Nurse (Gynaecology)

Oxford University Hosp
John Radcliffe, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 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.

Practice Development Nurse


Band 7

Full time, permanent post

The Practice Development Nurse role provides an opportunity to influence the strategic direction of education and training within the gynaecology department. You will support students, apprentices and newly qualified staff to develop their clinical ability, as well as building and updating expertise across the department. The band 7 role is supported by band 6 clinical educators and our dynamic Divisional practice education team.

Gynaecology is part of the Surgery, Women's and Oncology (SUWON) Division at Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust. The practice development role supports Gynaecology Ward, Triage and Rose Hill Women's Centre in addition to the specialist teams attached to these units. This role gives the opportunity to maintain clinical practice as well as make use of dedicated educational development time. You will be responsible for leading and managing band 6 nurse educators with opportunities available to gain wider management skills. Working alongside the Matron and Divisional Education Lead you will help direct the professional development of specialist practitioners.

Education is a key priority within SUWON Division. We recognise the links between practice education, quality of care and staff recruitment and retention. Evaluative educational research is at the heart of our team strategy. We are developing novel approaches to practice development that you would have the opportunity to contribute to directly as well as through evaluation and dissemination.

We look for quality and engagement at every level of our organisation. Our educators are encouraged to be active in local and national leadership. We have opportunities to foster your talents internally as well as with our partners. We will support appropriate academic and personal development.

As an applicant for this role -
  • You will be able to draw on previous experience and roles to demonstrate your passion for clinical education
  • You will have specialist clinical skills, knowledge and experience appropriate to this clinical field and be prepared to develop new skills in specialisms with which you are less familiar.
  • You will be an outstanding role model with evidence of continuous professional development and a clear vision for how you will use educational resources to deliver outstanding patient outcomes and experience within the climate of an NHS Trust
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of managing and developing others

In return, we will offer you -
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities to continue your own study relevant to the position
  • Support from Divisional education colleagues in achieving your goals for yourself and the service
  • Divisional training on the support and management of staff

A visit to the Directorate is highly recommended prior to interview and applicants should contact Susie Saeed (Matron for Gynaecology) or Finn Tysoe (Divisional Education Lead) to arrange.

The interview date will be in October and will include a value-based interview, technical interview and a ten-minute presentation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Finn Tysoe at

Closing Date: 07-Oct-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameFinn TysoeJob titleDivisional Lead for Practice Development and EducationEmail

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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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