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Deputy Sister

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Sister to join our friendly team on Rowan at the Horton hospital, to assist & support the unit Manager in providing a quality service for our patients..

Rowan Ambulatory Unit provides assessment, diagnosis & treatment on an ambulatory basis following referrals from both primary & secondary care. The service prevents hospital admission working collaboratively with all members of the MDT within a supportive & pro-active environment.

We are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic & motivated nurse looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will provide leadership & clinical expertise to the unit.

Applicants must have proven ability in providing clinical support & mentorship to junior staff.

In return we can offer a comprehensive induction package, ongoing professional training opportunities relevant to the clinical area.

Main duties of the job

To deputise in the absence of the Ward Manager in assisting & providing leadership to the ward teams in delivering a high standard of care

Developing & maintaining clinical skills & knowledge necessary to provide person centred evidence based care

Work in collaboration across all professional boundaries promoting effective relationships

Ensure compliance within our clinical governance framework, motivating colleagues, championing service user safety and driving for continuous improvement

About us

Oxford 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 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

  • Provide exceptional patient care which is underpinned by evidence based practice and OUH values.
  • Work in partnership with the patients family and friends to be actively involved in the caring process on behalf of the patient.
  • Manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.
  • Communicate effective information to patients/relatives/carers/ and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate high standards of nursing care, reflecting the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with The Oxford Model for Exemplary 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 the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care commensurate with the Oxford Model for Exemplary Professional and Nursing and Midwifery Practice.
  • Demonstrably contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the department.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to others at all times commensurate with The Code (NMC 2015).
  • Work proactively to ensure every hospital visit meets the needs of the patient and that they are discharged in a timely manner ensuring effective communication with the family and/or relevant agencies as agreed.

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Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Rowan Ambulatory Unit. Horton hospital

Oxford road


OX16 9AL

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