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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2022.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 267-CH4417516

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Health Services
Community Therapy Team- North Oxfordshire, Banbury
£25,654 - £31,533 per annum | pro rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Are you an innovative, forward thinking, tenacious and motivated clinician seeking a new challenge within a transformative community system?

The Community Therapy Service based in North Oxfordshire is seeking to recruit an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to a static post to work in our community team. We are able to offer flexible working hours to suit your individual needs. The Community Services extended services hours of 8am and 8pm - 7 days a week.

Oxford Health Foundation Trust is part of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire integrated care system who is one of seven national accelerator sites for the NHS Ageing Well initiative. This position provides the successful clinician with a rare opportunity to work within our community services to test, inform and finesse the development of the 2 hours community response and 2 day approach, and also to work within the routine pathway.

If successful, you will be involved in the following:-

  • Working within a community team to undertake planned interventions for people in their own home.
  • Support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home
  • Help people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence
  • Deliver high-quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes
  • Supporting and shaping the Ageing Well agenda by playing an active part in service level feedback and project groups.
  • Providing therapy into the Short Stay Beds setting.

So if you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, where you can help shape the future of community services then please get in touch.

Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

Full-time and flexible hours available.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameZoe RowlandsJob titleClinical Lead PhysiotherapistEmail addresszoe.rowlands@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number07917534253

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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