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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 321-NOTSS-B3-PA-3658315

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford
£20,330 - £21,777 £20330 - £21777 PER ANNUM PRO RA

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.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Physiotherapy Assistant to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive team of specialist physiotherapists and assistants. The post is varied, you will mainly be working on the wards in the adult inpatient orthopaedic team but may also be required to work in musculoskeletal outpatients and hydrotherapy on occasion.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with relevant experience. Good communication skills are essential and the ability to work with people as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Your role will have clinical and non-clinical duties including:

  • Assisting physiotherapists with the provision of inpatient post-operative rehabilitation, helping patients to complete their exercise programmes and practice their mobility when directed by a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Cleaning / maintenance of physiotherapy equipment and treatment areas and stock maintenance.
  • Administrative support duties such as making patient referrals, making appointments, data entry, photocopying, filing, scanning and managing email correspondence to the department.


Within the physiotherapy department you will be supported by experienced senior staff. There is an active in service training programmes and continued professional development is viewed as integral to providing quality patient care.


Please note that the vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Closing Date - 5th December 2021

Interview Date - TBC




For further details / informal visits contact:

Namesusan leahyJob titleTeam lead inpatientsEmail addresssusan.leahy@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number738084Additional contact information

For further information or an informal visit contact SUSAN lEAHY Im patient Team Leader ) on 01865 738084

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a national announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all patient-facing staff from 1 April 2022. This role could be affected by this, we therefore urge all applicants to consider this before applying. Patient-facing staff who have not had both vaccinations by 1 April 2022 will not be able to continue in their role.

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.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. Please note that if you have previously worked for the Trust we will require a reference from your Hiring Manager. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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