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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 321-CSS-STFNB5-NOV

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Intensive Care
John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, Oxford
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum/pro rota

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 5 Staff Nurse, Adult Intensive Care, Oxford

Opportunities available on

Adult Intensive Care Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital

and Churchill Intensive Care Unit, Churchill Hospital.

We currently have vacancies within both our general adult intensive care unit (AICU) and our specialist intensive care unit (CICU). Both areas offer work that is varied and exciting and provide a challenging but supportive environment in which to build your critical care career. To enable you to gain a diverse range of experience the opportunity to rotate between the two units is available.

The general intensive care is located at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the major trauma centre for the Thames Valley. AICU is a sixteen bedded tertiary referral unit which takes a diverse mix of admissions from the wards and the emergency department. It also supports elective spinal and vascular surgery.

CICU is an eight bedded purpose built unit located in the Cancer and Haematology Centre on the Churchill site where we look after a wide range of patients with complex medical and surgical conditions, including Haematology, Renal, GI and Head and Neck specialties. We accept emergency and elective admissions and are a tertiary referral centre. We support one of the largest transplant centers in Europe, caring for patients following kidney- pancreas and bowel transplants.

For graduate (newly qualified) nurses we offer a 1 year Foundation Programme. The first year comprises of the Critical Care Foundation Programme and the second year is aimed at developing your leadership and mentoring abilities. Our next Critical Care Foundation Programme is due to start in September 2020.


The Critical Care Foundation Programme will provide you with the foundation required for a career in adult intensive care nursing. This predominately competency based programme includes an extensive orientation programme and fully supported supernumerary period in which you work with a mentor. This is followed by a buddy period to ensure you always feel supported as you put theory into practice.

For those who have ICU experience we will tailor make a development package to suit your learning needs. This will include study days and clinical support from our dynamic education team. We also offer you an extensive orientation package and fully supported supernumerary period in which you work with a mentor.

Following on from the Foundation Course we are proud to offer a supportive environment which provides an extensive ongoing development programme. This includes a Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Intensive Care Practice, and a comprehensive supported leadership programme comprising of study days and clinical support to help you progress to a Band 6. We also offer a range of development and learning opportunities through the use of simulation and specialist courses to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to care for the complex patient population within the Oxford ICUs. Currently following the course and given certain conditions are met an additional pay premia of 10% is applied to basic salary.

To assist you in your career in intensive care it may be an advantage to have acute nursing experience prior to application however, it is not essential. We look for enthusiasm and a desire to provide high quality care for critically ill patients and an ability to work as part of our dedicated and ever developing team.

Closing date: 13th December 2020

For further information or to arrange an informal visit for AICU please contact Senior Sister Melissa Lovell ( or call AICU on 01865 220625

For further information or to arrange an informal visit for CICU please contact Senior Sister Clare Morris ( or call CICU on 01865 235078

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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