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Gynaecology ward
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (full time 37.5 per week)
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Women's Centre, JR
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
10/02/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Deputy Ward Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Band 6

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.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit


Band 6- Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse

We are looking for an experienced nurse with a passion for Women’s Health to take on the role of a Deputy Ward Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse on the Gynaecology Ward. This includes, a 24 hour triage service, 20 bedded inpatient unit and a day case/theatre direct admission unit.

We are a dynamic and rapidly developing unit treating a wide treating a wide range of Gynaecological conditions, working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. As a member of the senior team, using your advanced skills and knowledge, you will demonstrate clinical leadership within the clinical environment. You will be expected to work alongside the Ward Sister and Practice Development Nurse to ensure the quality and safety standards are maintained.  

The successful candidate will play a key role in staff development, contributing to practice development and clinical skills training for registered and non-registered staff. You will work alongside directorate and divisional education teams to ensure staff are supported across Gynaecology, including outpatient, day case and community settings, and will be a key point of contact for new starters, students and other learners on the Gynaecology Ward.

You will receive an annual appraisal and personal development plan which will enable you to have structure within your role and help you to develop both personally and professionally. You will receive an orientation period and training during which you will be able to work visit other areas related to women’s health, and you will have a named mentor.

If you would like to work within our friendly, supportive and challenging ward then please do not hesitate to seek further information. We welcome informal visits. The post is for 37.5 hours, working weekdays and some weekends. For more information please contact Kat Proffitt (Practice Development Nurse) or Holly Attle (Sister) on 01865222001/2.


Closing date: 10-Feb-2021

Planned Interview date: TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katherine Proffitt
Job title
Practice Development Nurse
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Telephone: 01865 222001
Additional information

Katherine Proffitt

Telephone: 01865 222001

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