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Staff Nurse

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.

PLEASE NOTE For nurses due to graduate September 2016 please apply via our centralised advert job ref number 321-B5-FOUNDATION-E

On the application you will have the option to highlight the area that you are interested in including rotations and fixed roles.

The Cardiothoracic Division are looking for driven and passionate Band 5 nurses to join our departments. We are currently recruiting to the teams in the Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit, Cardiology Ward, Cardiothoracic Ward and Cardiac Angiography Suite. Please indicate on your application form the clinical area you are applying for; alternatively if you have a preference for cardiothoracic surgical nursing or cardiology nursing please make this clear within your supporting statement.

Cardiac and Thoracic Critical care Unit - CTCCU:

CTCCU is a 21 bedded unit that provides level 3 (intensive care) and level 2 (high dependency) care for patients following cardiac, major aortic and thoracic surgery, and to those with acute cardiac medical conditions. There are opportunities to develop skills in invasive and non-invasive modes of ventilation and weaning, the use of ventricular assist devices, cardiac output monitoring and haemofiltration. Acute arrhythmia management advanced ECG interpretation, management of IABP therapy as well as active participation in the PPCI service are the opportunities you will experience when nursing the cardiac medical patients on the unit. We are in the process of developing an Impella service and continually strive to deliver the cutting edge in health care working closely with our University colleagues in advancing cardiovascular research.

You must have recent clinical experience within an acute care environment and demonstrable commitment to developing cardiac and thoracic critical care skills. Self-motivation, commitment to learning and an appreciation of the requirements of critical care nursing are required of the post holder. The candidate will need to be motivated and enthusiastic with regard to learning and be able to demonstrate a patient centered approach to care.

All successful post holders will have a supernumerary period, a comprehensive competency based development package and ongoing support form their band seven team leader, band six mentor and designated clinical educator. The posts offer the scope for professional and personal development and on-going education within the field of both cardiac and thoracic nursing. Our team work a 115 hour shift pattern with internal rotation onto nights and weekends.

Cardiology Ward:

The Cardiology ward is a 41 bedded cardiac medical ward. It cares for patients in an expanding, dynamic and flexible speciality with scope for both practice and personal development. We are looking for forward thinking enthusiastic nurses to join our progressive and supportive Band 5 team. As a Band 5 nurse you will have a keen interest in cardiac nursing and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for career development. You will be required to demonstrate excellent communication and people management skill. We will offer the potential to develop advanced nursing skills and excellent support through our experienced senior nursing team. If you feel that you have the skills to enhance our continuingly developing ward please do come and meet us. Informal visits very much welcomed.

Cardiothoracic Ward:

The Cardiothoracic Ward is a 25 bedded ward caring for patients undergoing major cardiac and thoracic procedures. We look after patients both before and after surgery having had coronary bypass grafts, valve replacements, aortic dissections, lung investigations for diagnosis, lobectomies, post thymectomy and pneumonectomy, Our thoracic patients follow an enhanced recovery programme.

We are looking for nurses who are keen to learn new skills or to add to previous skills whether you are newly qualified or have experience but most of all are passionate about delivering excellent nursing care.

Our focus is on providing patients with an environment where they feel safe and nursing staff have the right place to learn, grow and be supported to be the best and fulfil their potential. There are many opportunities for development both within the ward, Trust and at Brookes University undertaking Masters programmes or Masters Modules. If you feel that this is the right environment for you please come for an informal visit, meet the team and see for yourself. Alternatively feel free to email or phone for further information.

Cardiac Angiography Suite (CAS):

CAS is a unique area of the Oxford Heart Centre made up of 5 Cath Labs, a 16 bed Day Unit and a 4 bed Assessment Area.
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated band 5 nurses to complement our friendly multidisciplinary team. Within the area patients undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures. These include Coronary Angiography/Intervention, Pacemaker/ICD implantation, Electrophysiology Studies/Ablations, Structural/Congenital procedures and Trans-Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). We also perform nurse led Cardioversions, Transoesophageal Echoes, and Drug Challenges.
The team in CAS strive to provide each and every patient with the best care possible in a safe and welcoming environment. Candidate will need to demonstrate a passion for high quality, patient centred care and a commitment to developing the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver it. The unit operates Monday-Friday with an on call service covering emergency cases out of hours and at weekends. Previous experience in the area of cardiac nursing is desirable; however there is a comprehensive training and induction package in place to support individuals in developing all the required skills.

Closing date 6th November 2016
Interview date 29th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
(Please leave a message if not available and your call will be returned or alternatively email)

CTCCU: Lead Nurse Caroline White on

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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