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Deputy Sister

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy Sister role in the Cancer & Haematology Outpatient Department at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. We are a leading centre for excellence in cancer and haematology care and research.

As deputy sister you will contribute to the smooth operational running of the outpatient department, acting as a role model for team members and supporting the development and delivery of a high standard of outpatient care. You will work closely with the outpatient manager, day treatment unit managers, clinical nurse specialists and medical teams with the responsibility to deputise for the OPD manager and run the service in their absence.

In this role you will be responsible for the development and support of a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your personal, managerial and leadership skills. We place a high priority on education and support for all staff. Each member can expect regular appraisal and have a personal development plan.

A successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to team work and show an interest and expertise in the specialty of cancer and haematology. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For more information about this role please speak to:
Liz Taylor ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 


Eliz Flanagan ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 

Application closing date 24th October 2016
Interviews 1st November 2016

Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?

If you believe that you fulfill these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

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.

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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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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