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Emergency Department Matron

Job Reference: 321-NM-ED-B8B-A

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Accident and Emergency
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£52,306 - £60,983 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.

Emergency Department Matron


The Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust is looking to appoint a Matron to work within the Emergency Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital. This post is within the Directorate of Acute Medicine and Rehabilitation which comprises of Geratology, Stroke, Rehabilitation, Emergency Departments and the Acute Medicine.


We are a friendly team of skilled practitioners, who take pride in the quality of the care we provide in a fast-paced and demanding environment. We know the values of providing excellent care to the most vulnerable patients, at times of high stress for them and their families.


We are looking to recruit a Matron who is highly skilled and motivated, who is proactive and has proven clinical and people management skills. You will need to be an ambitious individual with excellent communication skills and a professional attitude, alongside a passion for promoting and delivering compassionate high quality care as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.


You will be expected to provide leadership, support and motivation to our high performing team, using critical thinking in clinical decision making to maintain a safe and efficient environment for patients and staff. You will help to deliver key quality, performance and financial plans working closely with our heads of department.


We can offer a supportive environment with a strong commitment to continuing professional development. Previous experience working in an Emergency Department is essential, with a proven track record in senior clinical management. This role may include an internal rotation, working day and night shifts on weekdays or weekends.

Closing Date: 23/02/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries to Louise Rawlinson, MRC Divisional Nurse on 01865 234620 or Dr Sudhir Singh, Clinical Director for AMR on 01865 227910

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.

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

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