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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/03/2019.

Specialist Sleep Nurse

Job Reference: 321-MRC-SLEEPPHY-SSN-B5

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sleep Physiology
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£23,023 - £29,608 per ann

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.


The Oxford Centre of Respiratory Medicine is seeking to employ a Registered Nurse to join the Adult Respiratory Sleep Disorders Unit at the Churchill Hospital. This exciting role will incorporate a range of outpatient activities in our clinics on a Monday and Wednesday (9-5 pm or 10-6 pm)


The Adult Respiratory Sleep Disorders unit investigates and treats patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. The Unit currently supports more than 12000 obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). We also provide home Non- Invasive Ventilation to more than 600 patients with ventilatory failure. We have six overnight sleep rooms where inpatient diagnostic studies take place four nights per week, or alternatively provide patients with a home sleep study.


This role will involve setting up continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) therapy for patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then monitoring the patients through nurse-led clinics or via telephone. This post will utilise your many skills to provide this ongoing support to patients to help them to manage their CPAP use. The team consists of nurses, physiologists and physiotherapists as well as our Doctors to provide a multidisciplinary team approach.


Closing Date-12th of March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Julie Stone – Lead Specialist Sleep Nurse on 01865 225240 for further information or a formal visit, alternatively contact Blake Marsh - Senior Respiratory Sleep Physiologist on 01865 225959.

Email for further information.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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