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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/08/2020.

Cardiology Ward Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 321-MRC-B8A-CWLN

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the post of Cardiology Ward Lead Nurse within the Oxford Heart Centre on the John Radcliffe site of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder should have clinical experience of working within a cardiology area in a senior leadership position.

You will work collaboratively with the Directorate Management Team to ensure the efficient operational management of the Cardiology Ward and that strategic aims are met. They will be visible, easily identifiable and accessible to patients, relatives and all staff working within the clinical area as service needs, providing overall leadership, direction and vision for the service.

This post comes at an exciting time within Cardiology at OUH and will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to take the lead on pathway review and service improvement projects.

The Cardiology ward operates within a busy acute hospital and the Cardiac Directorate operates as a tertiary referral centre providing specialist cardiac services to patients across the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

The Ward has 41 beds across two areas including a 6 bedded acute cardiac care unit which offers a high level of cardiology specialist care for patients with ischaemia/infarction, life threatening arrhythmias, heart failure and valve disease and aortic and pericardial disease.

The ward also works closely with the Cardiac Angiography Suite and provides care for patients undergoing Coronary Angiography/Intervention, Pacemaker/ICD implantation, Electrophysiology Studies/Ablations, Structural/Congenital procedures and Trans-Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).

An informal visit is recommended, so please contact Nicola Richardson – Cardiology Matron for more information.

Closing date: 18th August 2020

Planned interview date: 26th August 2020


For further details/ informal visits contact:

Name: Nicola Richardson

Job title: Cardiology Matron

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 572940

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.

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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.

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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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