Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Therapy Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
22.5 per week
Job ref
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum pro rota
08/05/2019 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 Churchill Hospital is a centre of excellence for cancer services and other specialties, including specialist surgery, renal services and transplant, clinical and medical oncology, dermatology, haemophilia, medical genetics and palliative care. Together with the nearby John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital is a major centre for healthcare research, housing departments of Oxford University Medical School and Oxford Brookes University's School of Healthcare Studies.

Therapy services within the Churchill Hospital are highly valued and are seen as a critical part of the delivery of effective multi-professional care.The primary aim of the therapy service is to provide rehabilitation and support to people throughout their treatment pathway. We do this through delivery of a responsive and person-centred model of therapy covering inpatient and outpatient services across the hospital.

Working at the Churchill Hospital offers a rewarding and clinically challenging experience. 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 an individual with experience of working in a healthcare setting to work as part of a specialist therapy team.

We are recruiting a part time Band 4 Therapy Assistant, 22.5 hours a week (over 3 days) working across varied clinical areas.

Our team offers excellent peer support and promotes a healthy work/life balance for all. The successful candidate will receive a 2 week supernumerary induction period, in addition to regular protected CPD time and supervision/appraisals.

Informal visits are encouraged.


Closing Date: 8th May 2019

Planned Interview Date: 16th May 2019

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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

Alice Humphries, Team Lead Physiotherapist for Critical Care and Surgery



Jade Going, Team Lead Occupational Therapist