NHS AfC: Band 7
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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical site management team at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Applicants must be Registered Nurses with extensive and current experience in an acute hospital setting. They must be patient centred, have up to date clinical skills and an understanding of current acute hospital performance indicators.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The operations centre is often seen as the “hub” of the hospital where lots of decisions and plans are made in order to ensure the hospital is able to meet the demands of the emergency patients as well as the patients requiring an elective bed. The operations centre is also where the hospital runs its major incidents and Hospital internal management team meetings from. The team cover all the OUH sites, giving an amazing opportunity to expand clinical skills and knowledge.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
You will gain an invaluable insight into how the Trust responds to the ever growing demands of emergency and elective flow. You will be an integral part of the team that enables the Trust to function on a day to day basis which will involve being based in the operations centre and ensuring that patient flow and patient safety is maintained at all times. You will need to be a quick thinker and strong leader with excellent problem solving skills, able to negotiate sound operational decisions in rapidly changing situations, often under pressure so a calm and pleasant manner is essential.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
You will need to possess excellent communication skills as you will be expected to discuss and support patient pathways across the Trust, provide clinical expertise and leadership and coordinate the operational function for the whole hospital on all sites over a 24 hour period. As well as supporting care groups with bed capacity, the you will also provide support in ensuring safe staffing is achieved, respond to emergency calls, fire alarms and many other site issues. You will also be integral to mental health act assessment and ensure that all documentation is completed out of hours. You will liaise with the Chief operating officer, on-call duty manager and all senior care group and divisional leads.
This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to broaden your operational and leadership skills and you will need to be versatile and adaptable and be able to work as part of a team and independently.
There will be a requirement to work long days, night shifts, weekends and twilight shifts.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.
Advert to close on the 11th October
Planned Interview date 3rd November
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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