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SSHB Physiotherapist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Principle Purpose:
  • To work autonomously as a member of the multi-professional team supporting patients in the Short Stay Hub Care Home beds for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To provide an Physiotherapy (PT) service to Short Stay Hub bed patients underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.
  • To provide PT in the acute hospital setting as required by the Short Stay Hub Matron
  • To support Therapy Assistants to manage the rehabilitation and reablement of patients.
  • To plan and prioritise own caseload.
  • To assist the Short Stay Hub Matron in providing leadership, guidance, supervision and development for junior staff, unregistered staff and students.
  • To provide appropriate and timely specific Occupational Therapy reports and other patient related correspondence according to the quality standards of the service and COT Professional Standards.
  • To develop clinically related administrative duties relevant to the operation of the department.
  • To be able to function in a multidisciplinary team identifying unique skills of Occupational Therapists.
  • To work closely with associated specialities within the hospital and community.
  • To participate in training and academic workshops within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To develop research projects and audits to ensure evidence based practice within the Therapy service.

  • Main duties of the job

    Planning and Organisational Skills
  • To be responsible for effective time management, able to take responsibility for own workload and monitor the workload of staff, delegating tasks accordingly.
  • Work with other therapists across the Trust and National Specialist Interest Groups to support speciality groups.
  • To plan and deliver in-service training, study days etc.
  • Be a link person, as designated by the professional lead, for activities such as student placements for the site, specialist interest group, etc.

  • About us

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis 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. Find out more here

    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 thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand 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 theOUH YouTube channel

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Specific Responsibilities:



    1. Establishes and maintains effective, confident and assertive communication with various individuals and groups on complex and potentially stressful topics in a range of situations.

    2. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate and modify own communication style suitable for differing situations and the needs of the individual, including listening, observing and interpreting.

    3. Analyses, synthesizes and presents knowledge and information about complex subjects and concepts to contribute to key decisions within the MDT.

    4. Records all necessary information in line with established professional standards and ensures use the Data Protection Act in accordance with local policies and Occupational Therapy specifications.

    5. To educate others both formally and informally about Physiotherapy and positively promote the PT profile.

    6. Obtains and presents complex information to students and colleagues in an accessible manner.

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    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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