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Staff Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band five nursing position on Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit (CTCCU)

The Oxford Heart Centre is a friendly, modern environment in which to work and a great place to continue your personal and professional development. The service is committed to research, innovative clinical practice and the delivery of compassionate care.

Main duties of the job

CTCCU are looking for enthusiastic, motivated nurses to join our dynamic team. CTCCU is a 21 bedded unit providing level two and three care to patients following cardiac, major aortic and thoracic surgery, and to those with acute cardiac medical conditions. CTCCU is a challenging, exciting and supportive environment which will facilitate the ongoing advancement of your specialist critical care skills. There are opportunities to develop skills in invasive and non-invasive modes of ventilation and weaning, the use of ventricular assist devices, cardiac output monitoring and haemofiltration. Additionally, acute arrhythmia management advanced ECG interpretation, management of IABP therapy as well as active participation in the PPCI service are the opportunities you will experience when nursing the cardiac medical patients on the unit.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis 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 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must have recent clinical experience within an acute care environment and demonstrable commitment to developing cardiac and thoracic critical care skills. Self-motivation, commitment to learning and an appreciation of the requirements of critical care nursing are required of the post holder, as is being able to demonstrate a patient centered approach to care.

Additionally we will consider applications from newly qualified nurses, and those who have completed a Return to Practice Course. Options are available to undertake a rotational post involving CTCCU and Cardio-Thoracic Ward. Part time positions are available, and all flexible working patterns will be considered. CTCCU is committed to supporting the flexible working needs of staff that have commitments outside of work, to enable them to have fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities.

All successful candidates will have a supernumerary period with support from a mentor and a comprehensive competency based development package. The post offers the scope for professional and personal development and on-going education within the field of both cardiac and thoracic nursing.

Person Specification

Values and Behaviours


  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.

Education, training and qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice).
  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an ongoing NMC revalidation


  • Hold a recognised NMC qualification in teaching and mentoring
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice
  • Evidence of achievement on a Nursing and Midwifery, (NMC) approved Mentorship qualification

Clinical Practice


  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient's notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.


  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines
  • Competent in central venous access management

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe

Headley Way



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