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Children's Services Open Day

£21,909 - £28,462 /Year

Job Description

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Children's Nursing Service - Open Day


From 14:00-17:00

Seminar Room 1, Teaching Suite – West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital

The Children’s services in Oxford are recruiting for existing Children’s Band 5 Nurses or Graduates, (due to register summer 2017) to work within our supportive teams on successful completion of the RN Child course. There are Band 5 positions available amongst all of our specialities. You will be supported by our ward based Clinical Educators and our Practice Development Sister with a comprehensive preceptorship programme.

There are many opportunities for further professional and academic development ensuring that we provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients. We are holding an open day on Friday 16th December at the Seminar Room 1, Teaching Suite – West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, and would like to invite you to come for an informal visit, meet some of our team and have a tour of our Children’s Services.

Belhouse Drayson Ward provides care for children aged 0-12yrs with all medical conditions specialising in Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Cardiology and Respiratory medicine as either elective or emergency admissions. There are close links with Children’s CDU and Children’s ED. The team are cohesive and supportive in providing high quality care on a busy acute ward.

Children’s CDUlinks closely with Children’s ED to provide care for children who need assessment but not necessarily in-patient treatment for all specialities. The work is varied with good development opportunities to further your Nursing skills.

Kamran’s Ward cares for Children of all ages receiving treatment for cancer or haematology conditions. There is lots of opportunity for professional development within this speciality and the well-established team is supportive and progressive.

Melanie’s Ward cares for the older patients from 12years through to transition at 18years. The work is varied and interesting as it covers all specialities seen in Oxford including psycho-social and mental health aspects of care. Patients are admitted both electively and as emergencies and the work is never dull! Melanie’s Ward team are versatile and supportive with a strong emphasis on team work.

Tom’s Ward is a large, busy surgical unit caring for children requiring both elective and emergency surgical treatment. The Ward specialises in Neonatal surgery, orthopaedic, spinal and general surgery. As with all the Wards, Clinical Educators support the professional development of team members.

Robin’s Ward is the specialist surgery ward caring for children requiring craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, plastics, ENT and Neurosurgery. The Hospital’s Theatre Direct Admission service also runs from Robin’s Ward. There are many opportunities for gaining specialist skills and further development.

The Ambulatory care service sees patient’s in two Outpatient departments and the Children’s Daycare Ward. Children have day case surgery, investigations or treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The friendly team work efficiently and cohesively to manage the busy throughput of patients.

Critical Care comprises of Children’s Intensive care providing a regional retrieval service in conjunction with the Thames Valley network and a Children’s High Dependency Ward. Professional development is well supported in both areas and there are close links with the Children’s Hospital supported by the Critical Care Outreach team.

The Horton Hospital based in the North of Oxfordshire provides local Children’s services on a general Paediatric Ward and Outpatient department. There are close links with the Oxford based services and the team are supportive and friendly.

If you are a highly motivated, compassionate, professional Children’s nurse with a desire to progress and develop your skills within a superb environment we would welcome your application. We are very proud of our Children’s Hospital and services and would be very glad to show you around if you would like an informal visit.

For further information and to show your interest in attending please contact:

  • Zoe Pooley, Specialist Matron (( Email address removed )),
  • Cat Leeman, Practice Development Sister (( Email address removed ))
  • Holly Wells, HR Assistant (( Email address removed ))

We look forward to seeing you on the 16/12/2016.

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.

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