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Band 4
Full time and Part time available
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum/ pro rata
10/07/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Nurse Associate

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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


Registered Nursing Associate/ or in the process of becoming Registered

Do you want to work in a supportive team who place patients at the heart of everything we do?

Are you committed to improving patient care through knowledge, skills, compassion and empathy?

Are you seeking the opportunity to work for a leading NHS Trust where you will be valued for your contribution? Are you keen to progress your career with ongoing CPD? If so, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

We are currently seeking Nurse Associates to join our Neurological Rehabilitation Service at Oxford Centre for Enablement. The successful applicant will either already be NMC registered or in the process of doing so.

The Centre is 18 bed facility providing specialist short-term and long-term person-centred rehabilitation, therapy and support for 16 years and above with either a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions. Our service offers intense rehabilitation for patients in the post-acute phase following a brain injury right through to step-down independent living. It is located in Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford.

As a Registered Nursing Associate you will provide the supervision and development of Nursing Assistants carrying out direct patient care and maintaining a safe environment for patients and staff.

The candidate should have an interest in Rehabilitation and hold a PIN as a NMC Registered Nursing Associate or in the process of doing so, who can show patience and understanding when working with vulnerable adults. The candidate should be able to demonstrate being a team worker with good communication skills, conscientious, honest, caring and passionate about their nursing career.

In return we can offer a great learning environment for newly qualified and experienced members of staff with the opportunity to develop within your role through preceptorship and coaching, from our Professional Development Nurse, who can navigate and guide you to bridge your career developments.

About You

We are seeking to recruit passionate, driven, enthusiastic Nursing Associates to contribute to our successful services based in Oxford. Oxford Centre for Enablement has ambitious plans to develop our services, and this is an exciting time to join us as we move into 2020.

Essential requirements:-

• Understanding and assessing clinical risk.
• Ability to utilise care plans to effectively deliver care pathways to patients.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work cohesively with clinical teams under the guidance of ward management team.
• Ability to develop professional working relationships with challenging patient groups.
• Experience in working within multi-disciplinary teams.
• Compassionate approach in working with patients, friends, families / carers and professional approach in working with outside agencies.
• You must be a registered Nursing Associate registered with the NMC – or in the process of registering.

We are able to offer flexible working patterns – full time or part time including days/nights and weekends. In addition, you will have access to ongoing training and development, annual appraisals and clinical supervision

Closing Date: 10th July 2020

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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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Amala Lijo

Phone:  01865 737212 / 01865227822