Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Multiple across County
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
04/08/2019 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


The Liaison Hub is delighted to advertise an opportunity for an experienced occupational therapist to join the team. The post holder aims to facilitate effective, efficient and timely discharge of patients from a number of nursing home beds across the County.  Particular emphasis is placed upon complex multi-disciplinary assessments and case conferences including patients with complex health and social care, palliative care or rehabilitation needs.

As a member of this creative team you will be required to assess (in conjunction with the wider multi-disciplinary team) the health and social needs of patients and make recommendations for their onwards care provision. You will therefore need excellent coordination skills as well as a strong commitment to partnership working in order to undertake joint assessments.

Each patient varies according to need and therefore it is paramount that you can be flexible in how you anticipate the delivery of care and that you are able to think with and support patients/families/carers to achieve their own individual positive outcomes.

Communication is an area of utmost importance to ensure all relevant parties are aware of plans and you may be exposed to sensitive, difficult conversations where there are disagreements.

Information sharing between organisations is key; therefore the applicant should be able to maintain and share concise records using a number of different computer systems.

We are a busy team mostly working away from base and so the post holder will need to feel comfortable with a high level of autonomy and be both skilled at managing conflicting priorities as well as confident in their practice.

Closing Date- 4th of August 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

Karen Buckingham Karen.buckingham@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 228786