Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Wheelchair Service Lead

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
19/12/2018 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


Lead Clinician, Oxfordshire Wheelchair Service.  Band 7 Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Clinical Scientist


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Clinical Scientist to join our established multi-disciplinary team.  Appointments are carried out both at the Oxford Centre for Enablement and in the community, including people’s homes, day centres and schools, so applicants must have a current driving licence.


The Oxfordshire Wheelchair Service (OWS) serves individual s in Oxfordshire who are registered with an Oxfordshire GP.  The service covers adults and children who have permanent mobility impairments, many with associated complex postural management requirements.  Equipment provided ranges from standard wheelchairs and buggies to complex solutions for adults and children, including in-house manufacture of bespoke seating solutions. 


The work is varied, interesting and challenging, providing a sound base for future career development and offering the opportunity to support the Operational Wheelchair Service Lead and actively contribute towards service development including implementation of national and local improvement initiatives.  In particular, the post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the in-house custom seating service, providing clinical leadership and expertise to the team and deputising for the Operational Lead as required. 


The successful applicant will have extensive clinical experience in the field of posture and mobility and excellent supervisory skills to enable them to provide strong clinical leadership to the team, ensuring that individual and service objectives and targets are met.  The skills required for this exciting and specialist role also include practical and innovative problem solving for complex posture and mobility needs, highly developed clinical reasoning, advanced communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. 


Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018

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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

Jan Edwards (Operational Wheelchair Lead) or Louise Way (Clinical Wheelchair Service Lead) on 01865 227273 or e-mail jan.edwards@ouh.nhs.uk or louise.way@ouh.nhs.uk