Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior 2 Health play specialist

Band 5

Main area
Accident & Emergency
Band 5
36 Hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£23,023- 29,608 per annum, pro-rata
24/01/2019 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



Band 5

36 hours per week A&E post and 37.5 hours per week Level 0

Flexible working hours considered

We are restructuring the play team at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and as part of this we have two Band 5 opportunities, one based in A&E and the other post based on Level 0 on a busy paediatric oncology ward.


The Band 5 roles will take on additional responsibilities and training to help with the day to day management and support of the Play Team manager. We are an already established and experienced play team who promotes the play service in the Children’s Hospital and the Trust. 


Do you have some expertise in either of these areas ? Have a keen interest to learn new skills and the motivation to grasp opportunities.  We need someone who is pro-active and will help to support the play team and the service.


You would be part of an experienced team, all working together, sharing expertise and benefiting from professional development opportunities. We are looking for someone who is committed, caring and compassionate to join this great team.

For this post we require:

•             The professional Diploma on Specialised Play for Sick Children and Young People or equivalent

•             You must be a registered Health Play Specialist with HPSET

•             At least 3 years post qualifying experience



Closing Date:

Planned Interview Date(s)

24th January 2019

1st February 2019

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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

Please contact Erica Watson Senior Registered Health Play specialist team manager on 01865-231249 if you would like any further information about the two posts we are advertising or to arrange an informal visit.