Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
OCE nursing
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
21/01/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Specialist Regional Rehabilitation Centre for the Wessex region 





Band 4 Assistant Practitioner  Full time/ part time


We provide specialist rehabilitation for individuals aged from 16 years old following a neurological incident. The majority of our patients have suffered vascular or traumatic brain injuries as a result of head injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or other forms of brain injury from infection or cardiorespiratory arrest.

The Multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation team consists of :

Nurses                                               Occupational Therapists

Doctors                                              Speech and language Therapists

Psychologists                                      Physiotherapists


We have 26 inpatient beds with a mixture of single and double rooms, the average length of stay is 3-6 months; we work very closely with patients and their families to give them the best possible opportunity to grow as individuals and reintegrate back into society. We use a patient centred /goal planning approach to patient care and support patients and their families through a period of adjustment following a brain injury.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated, dynamic and inspirational Assistant Practitioner  to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop their clinical and  leadership skills: we are ideally looking for an Assistant practitioner  with at least 1 years’ experience in acute medicine or in rehabilitation/disability or neurosciences. As Band 4 Assistant Practitioner  you will be expected to take responsibility of supporting  the ward team, developing and leading junior staff in the clinical unit. We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong belief in providing the best patient centered care possible and be passionate about delivering high quality, holistic, effective, safe, and excellent care and strive to continually make improvements. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and an interest for working with individuals with disabilities.


Closing Date:    21-Jan-2018

Planned Interview Date:    31-Jan-2018

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

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

 Sue hunt ward sister  sue.hunt@ouh.nhs.uk    01865 737240

Alice Bedford ward managers assistant 01865 737355

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 231629