Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Wheelchair Clinician

Band 6

Main area
Oxfordshire Wheelchair Service
Band 6
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
£28,050 to £36,644 pa
28/11/2018 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Full-time Specialist Wheelchair Clinician (Band 6 – or Band 5 Grade Linked - Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, depending on experience)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our established multi-disciplinary Wheelchair Service team and participate in shaping the future of the service.  The post is primarily based at the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE), which is part of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.  Appointments are carried out both at the Oxford Centre for Enablement and in the community, including people’s homes, day centres and schools, so applicants must have a current driving licence.


The Oxfordshire Wheelchair Service (OWS) provides wheelchair and mobility assessments and equipment to the population of Oxfordshire.  The service covers adults and children who have permanent mobility impairments, many with associated complex postural management requirements.  Equipment provided includes wheelchairs, pressure distributing cushions, specialist buggies, special seating and in-house custom made seating.


The successful applicant will have the sound clinical reasoning and problem solving skills necessary to develop the specialist skill set required for this role.  They will be enthusiastic, dynamic and a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a particular interest in working with wheelchair users and their families.  The ability to be able to work flexibly and prioritise workload is essential.


We place a strong influence on evidence-based practice and continuing professional development and this is supported by an active education programme, individual performance reviews and professional supervision by experienced staff.

Closing date: 28th November 2018

Interview date: 6th December 2018


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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

Jan Edwards, Operational Wheelchair Service Lead (jan.edwards@ouh.nhs.uk) or Louise Way, Clinical Lead, (louise.way@ouh.nhs.uk)