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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Thoracic Service

Job Reference: 321-NM-CARDSURG-ANP-B7-

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Outpatients and Cardiothoracic
JR and Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£37,570 to £44,606 pa/pro

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 Cardiothoracic Ward is a 25 bedded ward located within the Oxford Heart Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The patients we care for are either preparing for or recovering from major Cardiac or Thoracic surgical procedures.

The Thoracic Surgical team are looking for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with relevant experience in thoracic surgery and rehabilitation of the patient to include pre and post- surgery advice and support. This post is a Macmillan® funded fixed term post. We are able to offer a full time position from the 26th of January 2019 – 31st of August 2019 with a potential to convert to a substantive post subject following a successful evaluation of the service which is being carried out at present .


As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner you would work with the Advanced Therapist Practitioner to deliver a fully comprehensive pre- and post-operative enhanced recovery service for patients with cancer who are undergoing thoracic surgery. You would work with patients in both in-patient and out-patient settings to provide therapeutic interventions to patients on a thoracic surgery pathway and would provide support, information and advice to patients, carers and other members of the multidisciplinary team on all aspects of the service.

You would also coordinate and participate in ongoing service review and evaluation, including seeking and monitoring patient experience and outcomes.

Duties would include but are not limited to use expert knowledge and clinical judgement to decide whether to refer patients for investigations and making diagnoses, attendance at the Lung MDT meetings, signposting/referring to other services (smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory /cardiac physiology), contributing to clinical audit, research and teaching. Through their comprehensive online and face-to-face training, Macmillan® provides additional opportunities for further education and skill development.

Closing Date: 20th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you feel that this role may be right for you please feel free to come for an informal visit, meet the team and see for yourself. Please contact Gaye Hardaker Matron on 01865 228302 or email, or Jenny Mitchell ANP Thoracic Surgery on 01865 572653 or email, or Dio Stavroulias Consultant and Clinical Lead for Thoracic Surgery email on

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.

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.

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