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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.

There is a vacancy available for a band 6 deputy sister on the Blenheim head and neck ward and a band 6 deputy sister in Blenheim head and neck out-patients.

The Blenheim head and neck ward is a small friendly ward based in the Churchill Hospital. We look after patients under the care of ENT, Plastics, Maxillo-Facial and Endocrine surgeons. Our patients range from those having major complex reconstructive surgery to more simple overnight stay or day-case patients.

The majority of our patients have an altered airway with either a tracheostomy or laryngectomy, we are a very supportive team who will support new member of staff in caring for these complex patients. On Blenheim we have a dedicated PDN who will ensure you receive all the training required and additional courses are often available.

We have a whole team approach with Consultants and nurses working closely together along with the dieticians, physios and speech therapists to deliver a high standard of care to our patients. We always have very positive feedback from patients who really appreciate the care and attention they are given within our department. We are looking for motivated enthusiastic members of staff to join our very friendly team. Applicants must have some acute experience flexibility in shifts is essential.

The Out-patient deputy sister would have over responsibility of the day to day running of the out-patient department with support from the unit sister. This role also involved pre-assessment, plastics dressing, general clinic work and managing a small team.

The ward based deputy sister will manage a team of nurses, be a senior presence on the ward managing the day to day running and will be able to deputise when the sister is absent.

Interview Date: 24th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Natasha Owen, incoming Sister on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ). Or Heather Talbot, Sister on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

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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