Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Therapy Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Therapies – Acute General Medicine
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum pro rota
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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



We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Therapy Assistant to join the Acute General Medical/ Gerontology Therapy Team.  Band 4 Therapy Assistants work autonomously, guided by therapists, to enable patients to reach a maximum level of independence prior to discharge.  The roles involve working directly with patients using functional activities such as self-care and kitchen tasks as part of the treatment/discharge planning process.  Continuing with rehabilitation plans will be an integral aspect of this role. This post has some non-clinical responsibilities e.g. ordering and maintaining equipment stock levels, inputting patient data onto the IT systems and other administrative duties as required.

The Therapies and Rehabilitation Service is committed to developing quality services for patients. We offer regular supervision, in-service training and actively promote the personal development of all our team. We work closely with our colleagues in the Trust, Social and Healthcare and Community to ensure our patients are fully supported to return home at the optimal time for safety and independence.


Band 4 Therapy Assistant – permanent contract

Medicine Rehabilitation and Cardiac Division

37.5 hours per week


Applicants should have a good general education, a flexible attitude and well-developed interpersonal skills. Please explain specifically why you want this post and if this is not completed you may not be shortlisted

Please be aware that this advert may close early if sufficient applications are received  prior to the closing date

Please check the Job Description and the Person Specification to ensure that you meet the essential criteria prior to applying for this post.

We welcome an informal visit to the department prior to applying for the post.


Closing date : 21st of January 2019

Planned interview date : 4th of February2019

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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

Tom Judge Acute General Medicine Therapy Manager – 07824545197 (Monday to Friday).

Donna Barney Acute General Medicine Team Leader - 01865 743480 (Monday to Friday).