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Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Nurse

Job Reference: 321-JC-WQ03N-PON-B6-D

Employer:
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Paediatric Critical Care Unit
Location:
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 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 University Hospitals NHS 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 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 values-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 significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

 

We have a vacancy within our Children’s Critical Care Outreach service, to work within Children’s services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for experienced nurses, ideally with experience caring for High Dependency or deteriorating patients, to help lead the way in developing an outstanding Children’s Critical Care Outreach service.

We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing skilled practitioners who are passionate about improving patient safety and the quality of care for patients at risk of deterioration and those post critical illness. Experience in multidisciplinary teaching, assessment and treatment of the acutely ill patient in a ward environment are highly desirable attributes for this post.

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop postgraduate skills in acute patient assessment and management, Non-Medical prescribing, clinical leadership and teaching skills in a variety of settings.

Children’s services within Oxford are primarily based within the children’s hospital, where we offer a wide variety of specialist care such as critical care, children’s surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, respiratory and craniofacial surgery.

As Outreach Nurses you will be working within a highly skilled multidisciplinary team across Children’s services, inclusive of the Emergency Department and Critical Care to provide a rapid response to the deteriorating patient alongside a trigger pathway, and to provide step down care for all children discharged from Critical Care.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a well-established Critical Care team and to have the opportunity to further develop your skills within Children’s services in one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. Extended roles within the team are welcomed, with opportunities to access further training and post graduate courses such as Advanced Assessment and History Taking and Non-Medical Prescribing. Staff are also encouraged to attend national and international conferences. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team looking for individuals with the same ambition and drive to take forward new initiatives within the Children’s Critical Care Outreach service.

There will be opportunities to work across Children’s Critical Care which provides level 1-3 care to Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. The Children’s Critical Care unit is a 16/17 bedded area that comprises 8 Paediatric Intensive Care beds and 8-9 High Dependency beds. The critical care area provides care for critically sick children from the age of 0 to 16 years from a variety of specialities including neurosciences and trauma. The John Radcliffe Children’s Critical Care works in collaboration with Southampton PICU to provide a joint retrieval service, SORT (Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team). This service provides expert advice to district general hospitals in stabilising critically ill children prior to being transferred to Southampton or Oxford Children’s Critical Care units and is staffed by doctors and nurses from both units. The high dependency area provides care for children who require level 2 support, including non-invasive ventilation.

Part time positions may be considered with a trust-wide minimum shift rule of 8 shifts per 4 week period.

 

Closing Date: 2nd February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Hopton (Lead nurse, Children’s Critical Care Outreach Team) sarah.hopton@ouh.nhs.uk or Alex Elson (Specialist Matron, Paediatric Critical Care) alex.elson@ouh.nhs.uk on 01865 226408.

 




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.


UK Registration

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



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