Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Rehabilitation Assistant

Band 3 Linked Grade

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Early Supported Discharge for Stroke Service
Band 3 Linked Grade
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
£16,968 to £19,852 pa
26/02/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Band 3 Rehabilitation Assistant (Linked Grade Post)

Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary £16,968 - £19,852 per annum

The Early Supported Discharge (ESD) for Stroke Service is a scheme whereby the medium term stroke specific therapy needs of individuals with stroke are continued in that individual’s own home as an alternative to hospital based rehabilitation.

The ESD service is recruiting a full time (37.5 hours per week) Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Early Supported Discharge Team at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The post holder will initially start on a band 3 pay point but will have the opportunity to progress to a band 4 position once competencies have been reached and agreed. Support and training will be given.

The successful applicant will work closely with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Carers to support the delivery of rehabilitation and recovery of stroke patients in their own homes across Oxfordshire. The post holder will assist the ESD team with a range of duties delegated to them, by therapists from each of the disciplines, and provide holistic interventions for patients, often without direct supervision, and will be accountable at all times to a registered practitioner. Delivery of interventions needs to be timely and responsive due to the needs of the client group, and effective team working is a key requirement of this role.

The post holder’s other duties will include inputting data onto IT systems, recording appropriate evaluation of the care and interventions undertaken in patients’ records, ordering, cleaning and maintaining rehabilitation equipment in the department, and communicating with suppliers.

The service is closely linked with the Acute Stroke Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the post holder will be required to participate in treatment of inpatients with stroke at the John Radcliffe Hospital as the need arises.

Stroke services in Oxfordshire are starting to undergo a period of change and the post holder will be expected to be involved in further developing this service alongside other members of the MDT.

A proactive and creative approach to achieving learning and development objectives will be an advantage. The post holder should be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and well-organised individual who is able to show initiative.

If you do not state in your application that you are a car driver with access to your own vehicle for work then you may not be considered as these are essential requirements for this role.

An informal discussion or visit to the department is highly recommended.

The OUH NHS Trust supports flexible working.

Closing Date: 26/02/2018
Interview Date(s) w/c 12/03/2018

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further information please contact Clare Mahon or Jenny Huffadine, ESD Team Leaders on 01865 572723 or 07879 667747 (CM) / 07717586592 (JH)

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228724