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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Intensive Care Unit recruitment

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A career with Oxford ICU offers ample opportunities to progress both professionally and personally.

Oxford University Hospitals has a friendly and supportive culture, ensuring a work environment that encourages individuals to grow and thrive whilst offering patients the best and most supportive care and treatment available.

Career progression and personal development

Our commitment to building a strong team is reflected in the benefits we offer to new recruits, and is tailored to meet individual needs.

All new nurses enjoy the benefits of our world-renowned education system, designed to speed them through the banding system and onto the career path they have always dreamed of.

1: Novice ICU nurses

12 month foundation course for novice ICU nurses incorporating:

  • 12 days classroom based study days
  • 6 weeks supernumerary
  • 2 to 4 weeks with a 'buddy' alongside
  • Competency package to frame learning
  • Clinical educator shifts with comprehensive feedbac

2: Nurses with ICU experience

  • Individualised development package to supplement skills and knowledge
  • Mentor course at Oxford Brookes University
  • Mentor training for ICU needs

3: After 18 months ICU experience

  • ICU course at Oxford Brookes University at Level 7

4: Post ICU course

  • Bay coordinator development
  • Leadership and management package
  • Coordinator development
  • Promotional opportunities to Band 6

All new recruits also benefit from:

  • Enhanced Bank shift pay scales
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Fantastic peer group social support to assist you settling into Oxford
  • Flexible off duty

Career development and promotion opportunities at every level:

  • Management pathway
  • Education pathway
  • Advanced clinical pathway

Secondment opportunities to:

  • Research
  • Follow-up team
  • Other critical care units within the Trust
  • Education team