Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time / Part Time / Job share available
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All OUH Sites
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata
27/03/2019 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 Foundation Trust (OUHFT) 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, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Band 6 Rotational Occupational Therapist
Job Type: Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Part time/job share will be considered.
Salary: £28,050-£36,644 (pro rata)

The OUHFT Band 6 Occupational Therapy rotation works across different hospital sites to offer a wide range of experience in a variety of clinical areas – Emergency Department, Gerontology, Wheelchair Service, Surgery, Renal, and Respiratory Medicine. Each rotation is 8 months in duration, providing the opportunity to develop specialist skills within strongly integrated Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams. Therapy services within the Trust are seen as a critical part of the delivery of effective multi-professional care.

The Trust is a major centre for healthcare research, housing departments of Oxford University Medical School and Oxford Brookes University's School of Healthcare Studies. It is a Regional Hub for a number of clinical specialties e.g. Thames Valley Vascular Network, Major Trauma Centre, and Oxford Heart Centre. The core value of “Compassionate Excellence” underpins the ethos of the Trust and that of our therapy department.

Being on the OT rotation offers a rewarding and challenging experience in delivering a responsive and person-centred model of therapy to each of the clinical areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and team working skills, as well as effective communication and problem-solving skills. This post is an ideal opportunity for a clinician who is looking to gain further experience within a variety of clinical areas, consolidating and developing on previous experience as a band 5 or 6. We are open to part time and job share options for the right candidate/s and look forward to hearing from anyone who might be interested in joining our team.

The Therapy Service is committed to developing a quality service in this ever-changing environment. We offer regular supervision/appraisals, peer support, regular protected CPD time, in-service training, support post-graduate education and actively promote the development of all our team.
Informal visits are encouraged.


Closing Date: 27th March 2019

Planned Interview Date: 11th April 2019

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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 – Team Lead Occupational Therapist
01865 743488 or helen.wilkins@ouh.nhs.uk