Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Principal Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
31/05/2018 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


Therapy services are at the heart of our urgent care development plans at the John Radcliffe Hospital. We are seeking an outstanding and highly capable individual to be an integral part of this improvement plan. The AGM Therapy service comprises Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and support workers operating across the emergency department, acute and ambulatory medicine, and gerontology wards.
Working with the Head of Therapies and as part of a cohesive senior therapy management team, you will have the opportunity to:

• Develop a robust and clinically effective seven-day therapy service
• Contribute to the delivery of a discharge to assess service model
• Grow and develop our therapy offer to ambulatory emergency care
• Implement a therapy model that ensures those with living with frailty conditions have access to therapy and rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity to prevent deconditioning in hospital
• Implement a staff training and development programme focused on the need of our population
• Lead on the design and implementation of clinical quality standards for therapy practice

You will have extensive experience in a) providing highly specialist clinical intervention, b) effectively leading teams, and c) improving the quality of clinical services. If you are an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who boasts personal resilience, advanced leadership skills and an ambition to improve patient care and experience, please contact Terry Cordrey on 07917 488690 or at terry.cordrey@ouh.nhs.uk for further information on this post, or to arrange an informal visit.

Closing Date: Thursday 31st May 2018
Interview Date(s) Monday 11th June 2018

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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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