Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Band 4
Full time 37.5
Job ref
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£19,409-£22,683 per annum
25/05/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


We are looking for Assistant Practitioners to join our teams at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. 

For the following areas:-


- Outpatient Assessment Unit 

- Pre Operative Assessment Unit

It is essential that the person is enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about providing high quality, safe, patient centered care. Good communication skills are essential and the ability to work with people as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will work independently, carrying out patient care in collaboration with the registered nursing staff ensuring the smooth running of the unit. You will be expected to support, supervise and develop further the role of the Health Care Assistant within the clinical area. The post also includes some administrative duties.

There is an active in service training program and continued professional development is viewed as integral to providing quality patient care.

The post holder must have an Assistant Practitioner Foundation Degree or equivalent.

Closing Date - 25-05-18

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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

For Outpatient Assessment Unit - Bev Ashwood beverley.ashwood@ouh.nhs.uk or Sharon Brown sharon.brown@ouh.nhs.uk Telephone 01865 227830

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 226133