Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Children’s Acute Neurology Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Children’s Therapies
Band 7
Fixed term until 31-07-2020
Full time / Part time
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
30/07/2019 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



B7 Children’s Acute Neurology Physiotherapist


Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2020 

1 WTE  - 37.5 hours. 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Physiotherapist within our acute Paediatric Therapies Team, at the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  The successful post holder will take the lead for children with acute neurological presentations and assist in the overall management of the acute Children’s Therapies Service.

There is no participation in the respiratory on call rota/out of hours working.  However you may be required to see children for their acute neurological presentation within the Paediatric Critical Care setting.   There is a requirement for participation in our Orthopaedic weekend rota (approx. every other month)

The post is primarily an inpatient neurology caseload which is predominantly Neurosurgical patients, those with an acquired brain injury (from illness, trauma or oncology), spinal injury i.e. spinal thrombosis and will also include children who have suffered major trauma with orthopaedic/musculo-skeletal rehabilitation needs alongside those admitted with an acute neurological deficit. There is a specialist Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Service within the acute Children’s Therapies team and the post holder will provide Physiotherapy for children under this service in addition to the wider acute neurological caseload. 

The post holder will be expected to manage their own caseload providing a high standard of physiotherapy to patients with complex presentations.  Delivery of interventions needs to be timely and responsive due to the varied needs of the client group, working closely with colleagues to facilitate safe discharge of patients as part of an integrated therapy service.   You will draw on paediatric skills in complex rehabilitation, physical activity promotion, musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, discharge planning and finding innovative and creative solutions for the complex physical problems caused by trauma or illness in order to optimise functional independence, participation in valued activities and quality of life for patients and their carers.

There may be the opportunity to supervise the clinical placement of physiotherapy students from Oxford Brookes and Coventry Universities.

There are excellent opportunities for Continued Professional Development through in-service training, and on-going peer support and clinical supervision.

Successful applicants will have relevant postgraduate experience.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has a world-class reputation for teaching and research. It provides a wide range of general and specialist services as well as playing a central role in the local community. Being based in the city of Oxford, the hospital is easy to reach and has excellent access to London. 


Closing Date: Tuesday 30th July 2019

Interview Date: Friday 2nd August 2019

Full-time and Part-time candidates will be considered.

There is the opportunity for participation in the Respiratory On Call Service if the post holder requests this

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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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Hayley Ramjattan or Holly Carrington, B7 Children’s Physiotherapists

01865 231999

hayley.ramjattan@ouh.nhs.uk or holly.carrington@ouh.nhs.uk