Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Practicioner


Main area
37.5 per week full time
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£19,409 - £22,683
23/06/2017 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


Band 4 – 1.0 WTE Pain Rehabilitation

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 assistant practitioner with experience in rehabilitation to join our team working within pain rehabilitation and to provide orthopaedic rehabilitation within a patient’s own home.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated candidate with good communication skills and experience of team working. The candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to motivate and reassure patients as well as providing rehabilitation to patients, as recommended by the physiotherapist.

The post will involve working as part of the Optimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit working alongside physiotherapists, in group rehabilitation programmes for patients with long term pain.
The role also involves working with small groups of patients in the gym independently and hydrotherapy. An aspect of the job role will include travelling to patient’s home in Oxfordshire to deliver orthopaedic rehabilitation according to a protocol. Full training and supervision will be offered as part of the job role.

The outpatient physiotherapy department is a well- established, friendly, highly motivated and enthusiastic team, led by experienced clinical specialists. Within the physiotherapy department you will form part of a large team of specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants.

We have world-class reputation for teaching and research. We provide a wide range of general and specialist services and play a central role in the local community. Being based in the city of Oxford, means we are easy to reach and have excellent access to London.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit which is strongly advised, please contact

Leila Heelas or Mary Knott on 01865 738081
Team Leader Pain Rehabilitation

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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

Leila Heelas or Mary Knott on 01865 738081
Team Leader Pain Rehabilitation

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