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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at The John Radcliffe Hospital currently has vacancies for a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

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 can offer a supportive environment with a strong commitment to continuing professional development.

Previous experience working in an Emergency Department is essential.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit nurses who are highly skilled and motivated, who are proactive and have proven clinical and people management skills.

You will need to be an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and leadership skills, alongside a passion for delivering compassionate high quality care as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to lead and motivate the team, using critical thinking in clinical decision making to maintain a safe and efficient environment for patients and staff.

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

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 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

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information on the main responsibilities.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like an informal visit before applying.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Adult) main ED
  • Relevant specialist post basic education e.g. A& E Course, Leadership course/diploma preferably at degree level (HEI level 6)
  • Teaching / Assessment / Mentoring qualification
  • Adult/Paediatric Life Support provider (depending on post) Trauma Training Qualification


  • First level degree (HEI 6)



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



  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff.
  • Demonstrates a clear vision of the role and service
  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change.
  • Decision making skills
  • Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • IT skills



  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy / policy and how this relates to the service
  • Commitment to maintain own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of competencies (portfolio)
  • Understanding of appropriate health and safety legislation
  • Understanding of equal opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe

Headley Way



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