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Endocrine Specialist Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity as arisen for a 1year fixed term contract to cover Maternity Leave within Endocrinology. This post will allow personal growth and will give you the chance to become highly skilled, which will benefit your professional development. Would you like to work Monday to Friday? no weekends/shifts/nights? Then this for you

Are you interested in developing specialist knowledge within Endocrine nursing? Do you enjoy a dynamic clinical environment, with opportunity to build up long term relationships with patients? Do you enjoy working in a team? Do you have skills in Phlebotomy and Cannulation?

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated nurse to join our team of friendly endocrine specialist nurses. The applicant must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills.

Part of the role will be working in the Endocrine Day Investigation Unit, completing diagnostic testing for patients with various Endocrine conditions. The role involves enabling and delivering complex care pathways for patients with Endocrine rare disease

You will have a tailored training package, covering competencies, time with Endocrine Specialist Nurses and Endocrine Consultants and SPR's in clinic.

The unit is part of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) - a world renowned centre of clinical research excellence in this field. OCDEM is part of OUH Trust.

An informal visit is strongly recommended

Main duties of the job

  • to provide a high standard of nursing care for patients
  • to be able to offer counselling/support to patients attending the unit
  • to be competent in venepuncture and intravenous cannulation ensuring high quality samples are obtained, arrangements made for their transfer to the correct destinations and to be familiar with the storage procedures of such.
  • to anticipate emergency situations when possible and provide appropriate treatment, assisting medical staff where necessary
  • to be familiar and competent with all specialised endocrine tests performed within the unit
  • to provide an advisory service for these patients and where appropriate bringing problems to the attention of medical staff

About us

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. Find out more here

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 thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand 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 theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For this information please the see attached job description and THE person specification within this job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • First degree in nursing, midwifery (HEI Level 5 or 6) or equivalent
  • Demonstrable post graduate level working
  • Teaching/Assessment/ Mentoring qualification and experience


  • prepared to undertake or has completed Masters level (HEI level 7) qualification or evidence of working towards
  • Relevant specialist post basic programme



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge in the specialty
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice.
  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
  • Basic knowledge in inpatient diabetes care/ outpatient diabetes care / Diabetes technologies

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital, OCDEM Centre

Old Road



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