Play Specialist

Oxford University Hosp
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Competitive salary
13 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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 V alue 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.


Band 4

Full Time

To cover Maternity leave

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the importance of play and the impact it can have on a patient and families experience. We are looking for people who are committed to meeting the psychological and emotional needs of the child and family in the Hospital environment. A caring and compassionate disposition is required, the ability to show initiative and work alongside the multi-disciplinary team are also essential.

We have an opportunity to work on a respiratory and cardiac ward based in the Children's Hospital supporting and preparing children within these specialities for different procedures. We will encourage you to develop expertise in the area you are working with support from an experienced team of Health Play specialists.

Over the last few months we have been able to move forward projects that enhance the service we are offering and have been able to promote the play services throughout the Children's Hospital and the wider Trust.

We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in joining our great team.

For this post we require

• The professional Diploma in Specialised Play for Sick Children and Young People or equivalent or be in thesecond year of the foundation degree course in Hospital play specialism.

• You must be a registered Health Play Specialist with HPSET

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameErica WatsonJob titleSenior Health Play SpecialistEmail addresserica.watson@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865-231249Additional contact information

Please contact Erica Watson Senior Registered Health Play specialist team manager on 01865-231249 if you would like any further information about the post we are advertising. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer informal visits.

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