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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2021.

Triage Assistant Practitioner - Maternity Cover

Job Reference: 321-SUWON-3450049-B4

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Support
The Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£22,549 - £24,882 £21,892 to £24,157 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.


Band 4 Assistant Practitioner

Maternity Cover - One year Fixed Term Contract

Oncology & Haematology Triage Assessment Area

Cancer Centre, Oxford

Are you looking for opportunities to progress your career?

Are you keen to learn more and develop your clinical skills?

Do you enjoy working in an acute care setting?

If the answer is yes then read on!

We are looking for an Assistant Practitioner to join our Triage Team. Our service is available 7 days a week for oncology and haematology patients to contact Triage for telephone advice. The team provides expert advice to patients to ensure early recognition of potential emergencies, treatment complications and the provision of a follow-up structure. Triage provides a clinical area for nursing and medical staff to assess and monitor patients prior to a decision to send the patient home or admit to a ward as appropriate.

To work alongside the team we are looking for an experienced Assistant Practitioner with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is keen to learn and take on new clinical skills. Part of the role will be developing telephone assessment skills so clarity of message and picking up on verbal cues will be crucial. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the delivery of care, ensuring the best patient experience. Candidates should be excellent team players with the ability to use their own initiative and judgement to resolve issues. They should also have a tactful, sensitive manner, work well under pressure, with a flexible approach and a willingness to suggest ideas for improvements. Previous Assistant Practitioner experience in an acute setting and successful completion of the Foundation Healthcare Degree (or equivalent degree level study) is essential, along with an ability to demonstrate compassion and a commitment to learning new skills.

Successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team that is passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There are many opportunities for personal and professional development for candidates who shine and want to progress their career within the NHS.

Closing Date: 7th October 2021 23.59

We would highly recommend that you contact us to see what we can offer you. For further details please contact either:

Joanne Thomas, Triage Ward Manager on Tel 01865 572274 or email: joanne.thomas3@ouh.nhs,uk


Triage Advanced Nurse Practitioner:





For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo ThomasJob titleWard ManagerEmail addressjoanne.thomas3@ouh.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Joanne Thomas, Triage Ward Manager on Tel 01865 572274 or email: joanne.thomas3@ouh.nhs,uk


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.

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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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