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NOTSSCaN Division

Join us and you'll be guaranteed a varied and rewarding experience, as well as a supportive environment in which professional aspirations can be realised.

The Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Specialist Surgery, Children's and Neonates (NOTSSCaN) division comprises the following.

  • Neurosciences: neurosurgery, neuro-medicine, neuro intensive care, neuro outpatients and nurse practitioner led clinics.
  • Orthopaedics: orthopaedic wards, rheumatology services, day surgery unit for minor injuries, high dependency / recovery unit, bone infection unit.
  • Trauma: Oxford Major Trauma Centre (MTC) network across Thames Valley Trauma Network, poly-trauma, rehabilitation, follow-up clinic for new trauma patients and reconstruction clinics.
  • Specialist Surgery: ophthalmology, ear nose and throat (ENT), plastics and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, head and neck, and vascular surgery.
  • Theatres: routine and emergency surgery takes place that includes specialist surgery such as ear, nose and throat (ENT), ophthalmology, plastics, neurology, paediatric orthopaedics, general and maxillofacial surgery, vascular, emergencies, spinal surgery, orthopaedics and major trauma.
  • Children's and Neonates: paediatric neurosurgery, paediatric endocrinology / diabetic medicine, paediatric cinical haematology / medical oncology, paediatric immunology and allergy, paediatric infectious diseases, paediatric respiratory medicine / cystic fibroses, paediatric rheumatology, paediatric neuro-disability, paediatric cardiology, paediatric neurology, paediatric haemophilia, neonatology, paediatric surgery and urology and paediatric intensive care.

Career development and progression

As a NOTSSCaN nurse you will have access to:

  • a supportive and innovative management team with a reputation for developing and promoting staff
  • bespoke career development and advice
  • a rotational programme tailored to meet your career aspirations
  • specialist orientation programmes, in-house courses and postgraduate courses
  • return to nursing support
  • a range of specialists and advanced practice, education and leadership roles
  • the skills to promote and develop nurse-led activities
  • specialist research opportunities
  • a first-class clinical working environment
  • a centre of excellence with notable nursing expertise and leadership.

We provide a variety of specialist surgical, medical, high-dependency, acute referral, emergency and outpatient areas, in which you will be empowered to develop key transferable clinical and specialist skills.

If you are ambitious to develop key transferable specialist skills and you like to work collaboratively within a supportive team of experts, then you are the nurse for NOTSSCaN!

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a NOTSSCaN Nurse, please contact us.


Job vacancies

Our vacancies are posted on the jobs and placements page.

Why work for us?

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