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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse: Churchill Intensive Care Unit

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced critical care nurse with a post registration qualification in Adult Intensive Care nursing? At the Churchill Intensive Care Unit (CICU) we have an exceptional opportunity to work in a nationally renowned centre for specialties such as Cancer & Haematology Maxillofacial surgery and one of the largest transplant centres in Europe!

Our 8 bedded unit offers a bright, airy, and modern environment to provide holistic patient centred care.

We have band 6 vacancies and will tailor your development plan to suit you!

Main duties of the job

  • Provide holistic patient care which is underpinned by OUH values.
  • Work collaboratively with the patient and their family, to create patient centred care package, promoting active patient involvement.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, carers, and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintain and develop high standards of nursing care, reflecting the professional nursing practice.
  • Maintain and develop general and specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the Churchill Intensive Care Unit.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to others, in line with The Code (NMC 2015).
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to perform the role of Unit Coordinator and the responsibilities and demands of this role. To be able to discuss and demonstrate proactive measures to assist in the smooth running of the unit.
  • Assist in the strategic planning of the AICU service by participating in Unit initiatives, completing necessary audits and questionnaires, and providing appropriate feedback.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for junior team members and in the clinical area.
  • Act as a professional representative for Churchill Critical Care at a local, national and international level if required.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world-renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. Providing the highest quality of healthcare, we employ up to12,500 staff, including over 4,000 nurses and 2,000 doctors. The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, North Oxfordshire. Most services are provided in our hospitals, but over six percent are delivered across the region.

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.

We are proud to have an extensive range of collaborations which underpin the quality of care we provide to our patients - with partners including the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department strives to provide education and training to its colleagues, and you can expect to receive:
  • Enrolment on the Critical Care Band 6 Development Pathway
  • Tailored support through the completion of your Step 4 CC3N competencies.
  • Opportunity to apply for and undertake further Post Graduate study in the field of your choice.
  • Completion of a leadership course supportive of the role and future development, if required.

Learning and Development:
  • As a valued member of our team, you will receive:Regular performance appraisals and personalised development plan.
  • Simulated Multidisciplinary Practice
  • Dedicated Team Development Training days
  • Optional secondments.

Person Specification



  • PG Cert in CC nursing


  • Band 6 experience in CC

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Intensive Care Unit

Old Road



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