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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (job share considered)
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Wallingford Community Hospital, Didcot Community Hospital, City Community Hospital, Abingdon Community Hospital (OSRU)
Wallingford, Didcot, City, Abingdon
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
25/02/2020 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.


Are you an experienced and highly motivated clinical leader looking for development opportunity and a new challenge? Due to innovative and forward thinking restructuring of the workforce we have a number of opportunities to challenge you and further develop your leadership and managerial skills whilst remaining clinically focused.

We are recruiting Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses for our Community Hospitals in Wallingford, Didcot, City and Abingdon (Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit). Our Community Hospitals are multi-bedded wards that focus on rehabilitation for the people of Oxfordshire. We are predominantly nurse led units that can care for medical, surgical, trauma, renal, neuro and stroke patients.

At Oxford Health we believe that dedicated front line clinical leadership is the key to improving patient experience and leading innovation and as such are looking for clinicians who are self-motivated, enthusiastic and positive about the care of older people requiring rehabilitation. For the right person we can offer a robust development programme both clinically and operationally. Opportunities include Leadership; Frailty; Minor Illness and Advanced Nurse/Care Practitioner at Master’s level.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys working under their own initiative whilst devolving new ways of working. You must possess excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills. You will be outward facing able to constructively challenge practice and must be able to inspire and enthuse all grades of staff to drive forward quality care.

Informal visits from interested candidates are welcomed, we are very proud of our wards and would love to show you what we do!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Julie Beardmore (Matron) 07920503713, for Wallingford, Didcot and City; Dawn Roberts, (Matron) 07920470463 for Abingdon; Helen Lambourne, (Senior Matron/Clinical Lead) 0788763278 or Samantha Rigg (Allied Health Operational Lead) 07827822599