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Deputy Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare career developing opportunity has arisen on the Blenheim Head and Neck ward, based at the Churchill Hospital, for a deputy sister/ deputy charge nurse to join the team.

The Blenheim Head and Neck ward has 15 beds specialising in elective head and neck cancer surgery. There are four surgical specialities that are covered by ward, these are Ear, Nose and Throat Maxillofacial Plastics and Endocrinology.

Main duties of the job

Working with us you will grow in competence in your knowledge of looking after patients with a range of surgical needs including complex airways, life changing surgery speech and communication challenges and nutritional needs. You will have the opportunity to work very closely with the multi-disciplinary team to achieve the best patient outcomes. We are a small but dedicated team committed to team work and providing excellent patient care and we are proud to have recently been awarded the Gold Award in the OUH clinical accreditation scheme, the OxSCA's.

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.

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 thisDelivering 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

Applicants need to be well organised with a professional & approachable manner & have excellent communication skills. They should be able to use their own judgement to resolve issues, have a tactful, sensitive approach to people and have excellent team work skills. They should be able to work well under pressure with a flexible approach to their shift pattern as it will include a mixture of days and nights alongside the other deputy sisters.

The Deputy Sister will manage a small team of nurses including managing sickness and absences for their team, be a senior presence on the ward managing the day to day running whilst looking after their case load and will be able to deputise when the sister is absent. They will also be involved in clinical governance and incident investigating on the ward.

Person Specification



  • NMC Qualified



  • Previous experience working with the NHS
  • Experience and knowledge of Head and Neck

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blenheim Head and Neck

Churchill Hospital



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