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Ambulatory Outreach Nurse

Job Reference: 321-MRC3-NM-B5-AMR-B

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Horton General Hospital, Oxford and Banbury
£25,655 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

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.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Specialist Nurse Practitioner (SNP) Paramedic required for the Ambulatory Outreach Team.

If you have passion to deliver a better urgent care service to the people of Oxfordshire then look no further, as this could be an opportunity for you! The NHS is changing, with more emphasis being put on community-based care such as the ‘Home Sweet Home’ services. There has never been a better time to join our ever-expanding service as we take on more projects.

The Ambulatory outreach team (AOT) comprises of Hospital at Home central, Hospital at Home Horton and COPAT (Complex Outpatient Parenteral antimicrobial Therapy). We are responsible for providing an alternative to acute hospital admission, treating and monitoring patients so that they can remain at home or in their care home during acute illness. We also facilitate early discharge from hospital, providing care that would previously been provided in an acute setting. Due to the success of this service we are now expanding to take on admission avoidance pathway in Oxfordshire via the GPs.

We can provide: Point of care blood testing, Point of care ultra sound (POCUS), and can guide clinical management decisions, intravenous therapy, drain management, nebulisation, clinical reviews, insulin administration, support with care, management of heart failure/COPD. The team consists of visiting Ambulatory Consultant, Specialist Nurse Practitioners and Paramedics with a dedicated team Pharmacist. Our team’s aim is to provide treatment or care in the patient's home that is equivalent to inpatient care.

We work collaboratively across the whole of Oxfordshire with all hospital at home services, we take all referrals from OUH to hospital at home and COPAT and are responsible for signposting to the other Hospital at Home Services in Oxfordshire such as Hospital at Home South (Abingdon) and Hospital at Home North (PML), depending on a patients home address. All referrals go through AOT for review and data collection first, and then we will refer on to the appropriate team. Please contact our team if you have any queries.

The successful candidate will need enhanced clinical decision-making skills, as we take our specialist nursing skills into individuals’ homes. They would be responsible for assessing patients, planning their care, administering treatment, and discharging or referring patients to other appropriate healthcare services.

The successful candidate can be reassured that they are part of a close Ambulatory hospital-based team, but they must have the skills, knowledge, and sound judgement to be able to work autonomously in the community. The candidate would also be expected to work on the Ambulatory Assessment Unit (AAU) if JR based or Rowan Ambulatory Unit (RAU) if Horton based, in a trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner role to enhance their learning and skills.

The Ambulatory Outreach Team also includes a COPAT (Complex Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy) pathway. COPAT is a National service responsible for antimicrobial stewardship including long-term IV antibiotic care in the community. This service is also responsible for teaching our community partners safe IV administration and line management.

This is an exciting opportunity for a potential Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Nurse Practitioner or Paramedic, to join our dynamic team. This post provides an opportunity to develop in the specialist area of Ambulatory care. We are looking for an innovative and passionate band 5 or band 6 nurse or paramedic to join our friendly team. The candidate must be registered, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an acute setting. A masters level qualification in advanced history taking and physical examination or non-medical prescribing would be advantageous but is not essential as we will support the successful candidate with a bespoke educational programme. The service covers a large geographical area and as such we are looking for individuals willing to work across all four hospital sites.

The candidate will need access to their own vehicle to deliver the care in the community. Competitive fuel rates will be paid which include wear and tear costs. Under our service you are eligible for a priority hospital and community car parking permits.

Closing Date: 27-Oct-2021

Planned interview date: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameYun Chun OdyEmail addressyunchun.ody@ouh.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Informal visits are always welcome. If you would like further details about the role, please contact Yun Chun Ody (

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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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