Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Therapies, Sobell House
Band 6
Fixed Term until March 2020
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum/ pro-rata
24/03/2019 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


Are you looking for a role where you can spend time getting to know your patient?

Would you enjoy seeing patients in a variety or environments – community, inpatients and day services?

Do you enjoy multi-professional team working?

Would you like to work in a modern hospice nationally recognised for quality teaching programmes?

Then this could be the role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Occupational Therapist, who would like to work with patients receiving palliative care and patients with long term conditions, to join our multi-professional team in Sobell House.

Sobell House is an NHS hospice within the Oxford University Hospitals Trust, specially designed to provide care and support for patients with advanced incurable disease along with their families. It’s work is enhanced through the support of the Sobell House Hospice Charity.

Sobell House provides Specialist Palliative Care to patients in the Inpatient Unit, Day Services, Out Patients, their own homes and in the Acute Hospitals. This post will work across the clinical areas supporting patients with specialist palliative care needs.

We’re looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent interpersonal and communication skills - a team player committed to collaborative working with colleagues and patients to promote self-care.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to assess patients’ health and needs to plan appropriate care through shared decision making. In return, we will be able to offer a supportive and friendly working environment with access to teaching, clinical supervision, involvement in research and opportunities for relevant postgraduate study.

Full or part time hours will be considered. This post would be appropriate for an existing band 5 or band 6 OT.


Closing Date: 24/03/19
Planned Interview Date: 03/04/2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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


Neale Conner, Day Services & AHP Lead: neale.conner@ouh.nhs.uk Tel: 01865 225872

We strongly encourage you to arrange an informal visit, so please give us a call to find out more and visit our website to learn more about Sobell House.