Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Physiotherapy Exercise Assistant

Band 3

Main area
CF and Bronchiectasis Service
Band 3
15 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 annual /pro rata
25/07/2019 23:59
Interview date

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


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Bronchiectasis Service based at the John Radcliffe hospital. We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, enthusiastic and well-motivated Therapy Assistant to support the Physiotherapy team in delivering rehabilitation.  The post holder will work alongside an established, experienced and supportive Physiotherapy team as part of a multi-disciplinary service.


Oxford Adult Regional CF Centre is a tertiary referral centre which cares for adults with Cystic Fibrosis across the neighbouring five counties. It also includes a non-CF Bronchiectasis Service which cares for Oxfordshire patients. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a specialist clinical area where there is a strong emphasis on multi-professional working within a specialist team. You will be working with a varied caseload of CF and Bronchiectasis patients ranging from those with mild disease to those with end stage lung disease. The post holder will be expected to work alongside the physiotherapy team to provide dynamic exercise programmes for in-patients and provide ongoing support in the community. You will also be expected to support the team in performing a variety of tasks to continually assess and maintain our patients’ clinical status which includes maintenance of equipment.


High levels of professionalism, flexibility and excellent communication skills are required to work effectively in this role. Previous experience within the NHS; delivering exercise programmes and working with chronic respiratory patients would be desirable. Any experience working with holistic therapies such as reflexology or massage would also be an advantage. You will be fully supported in this role and actively encouraged to participate in training including involvement in the National CF physiotherapy assistant network.

Partime role 15 hours

Closing Date: 25th July 2018 (Please cap at 50 applicants)

Planned Interview Date(s) 6th August 2019

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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

Alice Midwinter

Alice.midwinter@ouh.nhs.uk Tel 01865 225713