Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Occupational Therapist (Vascular)

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rota
02/01/2019 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



The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust delivers healthcare services at the four main hospital sites, The JR II, The Churchill Hospital, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Horton Hospital. Services are also based in health centres, or adjoined to community hospitals across Oxfordshire. The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams have merged into an integrated Therapies Service to support the development of a clinically led organisation and to meet the national and local improvement agenda for healthcare services.

The Occupational Therapy Service is committed to developing a quality service in this ever-changing environment. We offer regular supervision,
in-service training, support post-graduate education and actively promote the personal development of all our team.

We work closely with our colleagues in the Trust and Community to ensure our clients and their carers achieve the maximum level of independence at the point of discharge, and are well prepared for the future.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Vascular & Surgery Team

Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary £26,565- £35,577

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Vascular & Emergency Surgery Team.

The post holder works on the Vascular Unit, the hub of the Thames Valley Vascular Network. They will be managing a caseload of complex vascular surgical patients including AAA repairs, and limb amputations.

The Vascular & Emergency Surgery Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Team works in an integrated way across the Vascular Unit, Surgical Emergency Unit and in the Oxford Heart Centre.

The post holder will be expected to carry out timely assessments of needs and plan for safe discharge of patients to return home, including out of area patients.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and flexibility in delivering Occupational Therapy to patients in this field, and will contribute to the delivery and development of the therapy service.

A proactive and creative approach to achieving learning and development objectives will be an advantage, as well as undertaking evidence based projects.

Supervision of students, Occupational Therapists and support staff will be part of the role which will be linked to appraisal of staff.

An informal discussion or visit to the department is highly recommended.


Closing date: 2 Jan 2019
Planned Interview date: 11th Jan 2019

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


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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

Helen Wilkins Occupational Therapy Team Leader 01865 741166 Bleep 1583 or email helen.wilkins@ouh.nhs.uk