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
£24,214 to £30,112 pro rata
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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


Flexible working hours considered

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the importance of play and the impact it can have on a patient’s experience, so we are looking for someone who is committed to meeting the needs and engaging effectively with children and young people showing care and compassion in their work.

We have a Band 5 Health Play specialist opportunity based in a busy A&E Department this post was established in 2012. The role involves working autonomously with the support of Health Play specialists who work in High dependency, the clinical decision unit and the wider team in the Children’s Hospital.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of Band 5’s who are established and experienced in promoting the play service throughout the Children’s Hospital. Are you interested in learning new skills to support the play service and have the motivation to support junior staff in their working practice. We will be offering professional development opportunities to learn about the management of a team including team appraisals.

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 : 23-04-2019

Planned interview date : 30-04-2019


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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

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