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Registered Nurse - Abbey Ward

Band 5

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Abingdon Community Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum
20/09/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Abbey Ward is expanding and diversifying. This is an exciting time to come and join our friendly team where your contribution will be valued and appreciated.

We are an innovative team of nurses and therapists with support from doctors from both the acute hospital and General Practice. There are 18 inpatient beds, and the team provide rehabilitation to people who have been transferred from the acute hospitals in Oxford or Swindon. Of these beds, 6 provide treatment to patients admitted through the Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Unit (EMU), who require sub-acute patient management. Abingdon Community Hospital site also hosts a Minor Injuries Unit, Out-patient Department and x ray facilities.

We are looking at new ways of working to keep people out of hospital where possible and get them home sooner after they have been admitted. Some of our new initiatives include the Care Closer to Home project, ‘getting me home’ beds, a falls safe program and a carer’s support project. We are also currently rolling out the Creating with Care project delivering arts and crafts to patients as part of their therapy.

If you are looking for a change of workplace, or are new to the area, looking to restart your career or newly qualified we want you!

We aim to deliver high quality, person-centered care in a friendly, professional environment and we can offer you support to develop your skills and knowledge. We aim to reduce the length of stay by working with our medical and therapy colleagues in an integrated model of care and deliver rehabilitation with every intervention. You will have an opportunity to use your core nursing skills whist using more advanced skills such as cannulation, phlebotomy, IV care, NG management and complex discharge planning.

We are looking for full and part time Band 5 nurses and can offer a variety of shift patterns. There will be opportunities to work in the other areas of the hospital for the successful candidate. We will offer you continued professional development, training, clinical supervision and an opportunity to develop and use your skills in a supportive environment. We want you to be flexible, reliable and committed to our team.

The successful candidates will be supported closely with a robust induction period and preceptorship program.

An informal visit would be encouraged prior to interview.

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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

Katrina King (Ward Sister) 01865 904668.