is a 24 hour unit which links closely with children's Emergency Department to provide care for children from a range of specialities who need further assessment, observation, continuation of treatment or to await results. The unit also sees GP referrals and ward attenders whichgives varieddynamics tothe busy unit.CDU is friendlyandensures the cohesive team works closely together and provides strong support and opportunities to develop.Main duties of the job
As a Deputy Sister you will be responsible for co-ordinating shifts while supporting junior staff and CHOX.
Supporting Sister with management roles including audits, incident reports, roster writing and staff management with sickness reports, wellbeing and safe staffing.About usOxford 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 of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital
andNuffield Orthopaedic Centre
in Headington and theHorton General Hospital
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 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 theOUH YouTube channel.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
When you join us, your personal development will be supported and encouraged by ward based Clinical Educators and the Practice Development team. Our Matrons, Ward Sisters, and other colleagues pride themselves in offering supportive mentoring, creating an environment that enables all staff to maximise their full potential, with excellent patient care and high staff morale at the heart of everything we do.Person SpecificationEducation, training and experienceEssential
- Registered Child Nurse (UK recognised qualification)
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Past experience of working in Children Hospital
- Minimum of 2 years acute care registered nurse experience or evidence of ongoing professional development (e.g. PCC course, Neuro course)
Clinical practice and leadershipEssential
- Post-graduate qualification relevant to an area of practice
- Ability to manage and run the ward within the boundaries of the role through effective communication and initiatives
- Ability to supervise registered and non-registered staff
- Ability to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Children's Hospital Oxford
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