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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 321-OCC-THERP-B3-NOTSS

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

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.

Occupational Therapy Assistant – Band 3, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Job Type: Permanent


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a vacancy for a Band 3 Occupational Therapist Assistant to work at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Working within the Trauma Orthopaedic Directorate the post holder will work as part of the Occupational Therapy team to provide treatment for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, provide patient education and assist with the maintenance of equipment within the department as well as support service developments in Occupational Therapy.


If you have relevant experience working in a health care setting and an interest in developing skills working with people with orthopaedic conditions, then why not consider our post? You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in the care of people with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and be involved in the care pathway from when patients are admitted to hospital to when they return home. You must be responsible, enthusiastic and able to demonstrate an ability to work within a team, manage a delegated workload and motivated to assist with service delivery. You must also have an interest in assisting with the maintenance of the Occupational Therapy equipment store and monitoring of equipment levels.


The post holder will join a friendly and enthusiastic team that strives to provide high quality, person centred care. Induction, individual supervision and learning opportunities are available to support your learning and development.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJACQUELINE SHERWOODJob titleOT TEAM LEADEmail addressJACQUELINE.SHERWOOD@OUH.NHS.UKTelephone number01865 737551Additional contact information

Jacqueline Sherwood – Occupational Therapy Service Manager or Kirstie Pink Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to discuss the post further or arrange an informal visit. Tel: 01865 737551.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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