Oxford University Hospital Jobs


The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including accident and emergency, surgery and paediatrics. It also offers specialist services such as cardiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, dermatology and oncology.

The Trust is based around the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Research Nurse

If you’re looking for an exciting research career, the Oxford University Hospital is offering a research nurse position within the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM). As part of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, the CRU focuses on translational research across a range of areas from endocrine research to the study of diabetes.

As a research nurse, you will work as an integral part of a team, contributing to the delivery of a range of research studies. Your responsibilities will include managing a variety of studies and providing clinical leadership, line management and direct hands-on involvement in research studies.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior nurse to play a key role in translating digital health research into real world patient benefit. You will be working with a team of world-leading researchers on research that includes digital technologies and clinical trials to address the needs of patients and improve their wellbeing.

Your main responsibilities will be to coordinate the recruitment, care and participation of study participants in accordance with research protocols and the requirements of the NIHR, sponsor, coordinating centres and other organisations. This includes sourcing and verifying patient records, reviewing case report forms (CRFs) and preparing study related reports for submission to the research team.

You will need to ensure that all data collected for the research is complete and accurate, following all relevant guidelines and Good Clinical Practice. You will also need to maintain records of all correspondence relating to the study and ensure that all research team members, investigators and others are aware of your responsibilities.

You will also need to assist the doctors who conduct the study clinics in patient care and management. You will need to keep detail information of the patients who appear in the clinics, maintaining your nurses’ handover book of your shift. This will help to avoid duplication of work and ensure the smooth running of your shift.

Senior Clinical Nurse

The Senior Clinical Nurse role offers an opportunity to be involved in the management of a research unit, developing and evaluating new protocols, providing clinical leadership and line managing the staff within the unit. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a large and growing research centre at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working on many important cancer studies in the area of chemotherapy.

A career in this specialist nursing area is a rewarding one, involving excellent patient care and support of a wide range of patients. It involves a high degree of self-assessment, regular feedback from supervisors and peers and new ideas and changes to your own practice, to improve your quality of work, patient outcomes and professional development.

Provide exemplary professional nursing and midwifery practice in accordance with the Code (NMC 2015), recognising your own limitations and seeking help appropriately. Demonstrate a patient and family centred style of nursing, and maintain good communication with your consultants, medical and surgical colleagues, your colleagues in other specialties and the general population.

As a Clinical Nurse you are a registered nurse who is accountable for the care of a defined group of patients, with responsibility for delivering an exemplar standard of practice. You are responsible for the development and delivery of the ward/unit plan, including the assessment and treatment of a range of acute and chronic conditions, and the provision of health education to staff, patients and their carers.

You are required to provide a high level of clinical supervision to your staff in relation to the delivery of psychosocial interventions. This is a very varied role and will include supporting nurses in completing brief intervention modules, developing your own skills in this area and providing guidance and mentoring to other members of the nursing team in the delivery of this therapy.

You will be a highly skilled nursing practitioner, able to demonstrate excellent practice and knowledge in your area of expertise. You will be a strong team player, able to work with other healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care and support to your patients. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

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