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Deputy Ward Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse - COVID-19 in Oxford

Job description

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.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Band 6- Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse

We are looking for an experienced nurse with a passion for Women’s Health to take on the role of a Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse on the Gynaecology Ward. This includes, a 24 hour triage service, 20 bedded inpatient unit and a day case/theatre direct admission unit.

We are a dynamic and rapidly developing unit treating a wide treating a wide range of Gynaecological conditions, working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. As a member of the senior team, using your advanced skills and knowledge, you will demonstrate clinical leadership within the clinical environment. You will be expected to work alongside the Ward Sister and Practice Development Nurse to ensure the quality and safety standards are maintained.

The successful candidate will play a key role in staff development, contributing to practice development and clinical skills training for registered and non-registered staff. You will work alongside directorate and divisional education teams to ensure staff are supported across Gynaecology, including outpatient, day case and community settings, and will be a key point of contact for new starters, students and other learners on the Gynaecology Ward.

You will receive an annual appraisal and personal development plan which will enable you to have structure within your role and help you to develop both personally and professionally. You will receive an orientation period and training during which you will be able to work visit other areas related to women’s health, and you will have a named mentor.

If you would like to work within our friendly, supportive and challenging ward then please do not hesitate to seek further information. We welcome informal visits. The post is for 37.5 hours, working weekdays and some weekends. For more information please contact Kat Proffitt (Practice Development Nurse) or Holly Attle (Sister) on 01865222001/2.


Closing date: 10-Feb-2021

Planned Interview date: TBC

Extra information

Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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