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Specialist Nurse Practitioner

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.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, highly motivated, autonomous specialist nurses to join our AAU and AHAH team. THIS IS A GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY for a Band 5 nurse to develop into a Band 6 position. You would be expected to promote a new high quality service (AHAH) which involves providing acute care for patients in their own home.

Our team delivers care to patients using the LATEST Technology.

The (AAU) Ambulatory Assessment Unit is an established ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We were set up in December 2015 with the purpose of treating people in an Ambulatory capacity to reduce Hospital admissions. We have been very successful and as such we have expanded our service to meet the current demands.

To meet the needs of the service we are recruiting staff to set up our next step in the Ambulatory Care Pathway. This is the Acute Hospital at Home (AHAH) service which is being developed to enable patients to be treated in their own home.

We will therefore require experience autonomous nurses to visit acute patients in their own homes and also work on the AAU ward in a rotational capacity. The ideal candidates will have minimum 2 years working experience in acute hospital setting or community and willing to go extra mile for your patients.

The candidate will therefore assist in the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of this new evolving service. Driving and access to your own car is a requirement for this position.

Preferable requirements for this position:
 Cannulation and IV Therapy.
 Bloods and Point of Care Testing.
 Subcutaneous Medications and Therapy.
 Monitoring and Reviewing.
 Complex Dressings and Wound care.
 Drains and Catheter Care.
 Anti-coagulation management.
 Social care and Pathway Planning.

We welcome applications from current band 5 in view of further developments and qualifications leading to a band 6 post.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Linsey Davis, email ( 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.

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.

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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