Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

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Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
£19,409 to £22,683 pa
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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


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join the HEART Centre here at the John Radcliffe in Oxford. We are looking forward to a dynamic and holistic team player to join our nursing and therapy team to assess and rehabilitate patients to support the discharge planning process with both cardiology and/or post-surgical cardiothoracic patients.

Your role will involve both assisting the therapists to assess and treat patient’s functional needs as well as assisting with ward duties and completing extended nursing skills under delegation of a registered practitioner.

We offer a supportive environment for personal and professional development supported by senior staff and active in-service training programmes for the assistant practitioners and therapy assistants. There is potential for this role to be rotational between the cardiology and cardiothoracic wards to increase your clinical experience and professional development.
This role will involve weekend working and late shift duties (until 8pm)

The Trust core values of delivering compassionate excellence are integral to the Service.

An informal visit to the Heart Centre is recommended.

N.B Please ensure you state why you have chosen to apply for this job in your application, or you may not be shortlisted

Closing Date: 23/05/18
Interview Date(s) 01/06/18

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Applicant requirements

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

Ruth Chapman Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy Team Lead 0300 304 7777 Bleep 1944 (wed-Frid)
Nicola Richardson Cardiology Ward Sister
Nicky Axenderrie Cardiothoracic Ward Sister

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228724