Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Rehabilitation Engineer

Band 6

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Rehabilitation Engineering
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
26/03/2018 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


Rehabilitation Engineers apply engineering principles and technology in the provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

The Rehabilitation Engineering Department provides technical support to Oxfordshire Wheelchair service and the Specialist Disability Service at the Oxford Centre for Enablement. Service development projects are encouraged and supported. We are an established manufacturer of custom contour seating and a specialist provider of mobile arm supports. The wheelchairs and seating systems we provide are individually specified prescriptions which frequently require custom made devices and modifications to enable independence. The post holder will require a Degree in Engineering and experience in a Rehabilitation Engineering environment working with people with severe disability. We are looking for a flexible and professional attitude with the ability to work in the service teams we support. Applicants will need to be on the register of Clinical Technologists or be a registered Clinical Scientist

This position is for an Engineer who is skilled in the production of custom made seating from casting to commissioning. A full driving licence is required as we regularly travel around Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

To arrange an informal discussion or visit please contact Rick Houghton, Clinical Scientist, at rick.houghton@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 26-03-18
Interview Date(s) 06-04-18

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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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