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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
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Cardiology ward / ACCU (C2) is a 41 bedded cardiac medicine and ACCU unit. 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. The patient population undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures including Coronary Angiography and Intervention, TAVI, ICD and CRT implantation, complex Electrophysiology procedures and adult congenital heart disease.
You would also be caring for patient’s pre cardiac graft and valve surgery. 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 also be required to demonstrate excellent communication and people management skills. We will offer the potential to develop advanced nursing skills and excellent support through our advanced and experienced senior nursing team.
ACCU will give staff the opportunity to gain competence and develop skills followed the level 1 enhanced care competency guidance.
This will be 12 of the 41 beds, catering for enhanced care level 1a* patients. Incorporating primary PCI, heart failure, arrhythmias and other haemodynamic disturbances; 6 of these beds will be nursed with a 1:2 nurse ratio. This will allow staff to rotate between the units to develop advanced coronary care skills.
This will replace the current Coronary Care Unit currently based on CTCCU.
If you feel that you have the skills to enhance our continuously developing ward, then please come and meet us, informal visits are very much welcomed.
Closing Date: 15th September 2020
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