Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Team Lead for Critical Care and Surgery

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed Term until 8th June 2020
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£33,222 to £43,041 pa
25/03/2019 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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced physiotherapist to lead the Critical Care and Surgical team at the Churchill Hospital within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Therapy services within the Trust are a highly valued, critical part of the delivery of effective multi-professional care and therefore a rewarding place to work. The Trust is a major centre for healthcare research, housing departments of Oxford University Medical School and Oxford Brookes University School of Healthcare Studies.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to lead the Critical Care and Surgical team to cover maternity leave. The team is well established within the Churchill Hospital. It is an exciting time to be involved in the development of the service, particularly in regard to leading preoperative physiotherapy services within the cancer centre. The post holder will have a keen interest in research participation and the development of evidence based practice.

The successful post holder will need to demonstrate skills in performing specialist assessments of patients including those with highly complex cardiorespiratory presentations. They will need to formulate diagnosis and treatment plans which they will deliver as an autonomous practitioner or supervise other staff delivering them.

In collaboration with therapy colleagues the successful candidate will implement evidence based practice and quality improvement in the Critical Care and Surgical service aligned with department, directorate and trust objectives. This will involve participation in change management.

The post holder will supervise, teach and appraise qualified and non-qualified Therapy staff as well as Physiotherapy students. They will be expected to work as part of an extended hours service over seven days, including becoming part of the overnight on call rota.

Closing Date: 25.03.2019
Interview Date(s) 04.04.2019 (provisional)

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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

For more information or for an informal visit, please contact:
Alice Humphries (Team Lead Physiotherapist) on 01865235391 or alice.humphries@ouh.nhs.uk