Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Operational Wheelchair Service Lead

Band 8A

Main area
Band 8A
37.5 per week
Job ref
OCE at NOC and WMS Facilities, Pony Road, Oxford
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
20/11/2018 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


   Applications are invited for the post of Operational Wheelchair Service Lead at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT).

   This is an exciting opportunity to manage a service providing wheeled mobility and seating equipment for people with complex disability, including an in-house custom seating service. This post also includes the management of the in‑house wheelchair maintenance service. The successful candidate will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, have operational leadership and management experience and will be expected to carry a significant caseload. They will be part of a multidisciplinary team, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, organisational skills, and ability to work under pressure and liaise with a wide range of professionals.

   Oxford is a beautiful historic city with much to offer. We have excellent schools and fabulous communities. With access to London there is something for everyone.

   The OUHFT comprises four hospitals: John Radcliffe, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and the Horton General Hospital.   The post is primarily based at the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE), which is located at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

   Closing Date: 20th November 2018

   Interview Date: w/c Mon 3rd December



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tina Almyroudi, Operational Services Manager, Avgoustina.almyroudi@ouh.nhs.uk or Rick Houghton, Rehabilitation Engineering Team Leader, rick.houghton@ouh.nhs.uk