Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Occupational Therapist (Rotational)

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy (Ortho)
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£23,023 to £29,608 pa
03/02/2019 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


Band 5 – Occupational Therapist (Rotational)
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist to join our Trust. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to develop your skills working with adults and children with musculoskeletal, specialist surgery and long term neurological conditions.
Our very popular Band 5 rotational scheme involves rotations in the following areas:
1. Orthopaedic s – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Providing Occupational Therapy services to patients across the adult inpatient wards.

• Enhanced Recovery - rapid assessment, intervention and discharge.
• Rehabilitation - complex patients such as amputations, bone tumours and major limb reconstruction.

2. Neurological Rehabilitation Service – Oxford Centre for Enablement
The Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) specialising in all aspects of disability and rehabilitation

3. Paediatrics – Oxford Children’s Hospital
Working as part of the paediatric orthopaedic specialist service.

4. Specialist Surgery Inpatients – John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Oxford University Hospitals carries out a range of specialist surgery. Working as part of the Therapy Team on the inpatients specialist surgery ward.

Continuing professional development opportunities are available to support learning and development. These include an in-service programme, Forum’s, Journal Club and Band 5 Peer Supervision. If you are a newly qualified Occupational Therapist, you will have the fantastic opportunity to join the Oxford University Hospital’s Foundation Programme. The Foundation Programme delivers twelve study days over the course of a year and is embedded in a supportive multidisciplinary team environment.

In each area, the post holder will be supported by a clinical supervisor and will join a friendly and enthusiastic team that strives to provide high quality, person centred care.

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Interview Date(s) Monday 25th Feb 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Please contact Jacqueline Sherwood – Occupational Therapy Service Manager or Kirstie Pink Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to discuss the post further or arrange an informal visit. Tel: 01865 737551.