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Staff Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Location -Renal ward, Churchill hospital, Oxford.

About us:

The Renal ward is a busy 15 bedded which deals with patients:

For all types of kidney patients including those with acute or chronic kidney disease ,those on dialysis and those with a kidney transplant .Patients who requires a kidney biopsy, surgical or X-ray procedure will usually be admitted here.

The ward is primarily a fast paced acute medical ward with extensive learning opportunities.

About you

We are looking for motivated and caring nurses that thrive to work as a part of the team to provide high quality patient care. There is extensive in house training with a local professional development nurse and links to Brookes University to continue studies. We provide support to all staff members to support your development and orientation to the unit.

Please contact Mala Murugesan for any queries, questions or to arrange an informal visit:

Main duties of the job

Provide exceptional patient care which is underpinned by evidence based practice.? Involve and work in partnership with the patients' family and friends to be actively involvedin the caring process on behalf of the patient where agreed.? Manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.? Communicate effectively information to patients/relatives/carers/ and all members of themultidisciplinary team.? Maintain and develop high standards of nursing care, reflecting the beliefs aboutprofessional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with The Oxford Model forExemplary Professional Nursing and Midwifery Practice.? Develop and maintain specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the clinical area? Undertake the responsibilities associated with being a mentor and preceptor reflecting thebeliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with the OxfordModel for Exemplary Professional and Nursing and Midwifery Practice.? Contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice in thedepartment.? Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/nonregistered and new staff at all times.? Develop skills to provide senior nurse cover for the department in the absence of the Sisteror Charge Nurse and Team Leader.

About us

Oxfordshire and the surrounding region is home to a wealth of healthcare providers, researchers and companies and partnership working is vital to create the research infrastructure and outstanding leaders capable of tackling tomorrow's challenges and to drive economic growth.

The Trust works with the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and in 2013 was designated an Academic Health Science Centre to further collaboration between the four partners.

The 2011 signing of a formal Joint Working Agreement between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals built on years of close working between the University and the NHS.

Since 2013 the Trust has hosted theOxford Academic Health Science Networkwhich brings together universities, industry and the NHS in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire to improve health and prosperity in the region through rapid clinical innovation adoption.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills and evidence of specialist knowledge within renal.
  • To lead and manage a team of nurses and nursing assistants on a day to day basis for the running of the renal ward, acting as a resource and clinical expert to nurses, nursing assistants, medical staff and patients.
  • Ensure patient safety and quality is maintained consistently , ensuring the clinical governance framework is followed at all times
  • Promote effective communication and teamwork at all levels
  • Deputise in the absence of the ward sister.

Person Specification

Education and experience


  • 1 year of experience


  • Renal experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road, Headington



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