Allied Health Professionals - Neurological Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Department neurological occupational therapy
  • Salary £38,890 -£44,503 per annum / pro rata
  • Closing Date 05/06/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-NST-261
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, innovative and friendly Occupational Therapist.  If these qualities describe you then you are exactly who we are looking for to join our team of therapists at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

This post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which is a major trauma unit and receives patients for ongoing rehabilitation from the major trauma centre at Stoke, as well as patients who do not need trauma centre care who present with neurological deficit following an acquired brain injury or stroke. This post is the lead therapist within their profession for neurological conditions for patients admitted to the hospital, also to support the Occupational Therapy team in the acute setting, supporting patients across many ward areas and clinical specialities as well as being the clinical resource for training and development of the general medical, surgical and orthopaedic teams. Our acute stroke service is based at Telford.

We are looking for someone who has a background in neurological conditions at band 6 or band 7 level who has experience of training and education of clinicians supporting patients rehabilitation and discharge planning. You will ideally be a clinical educator and have experience of delivering supervision of staff within a team. You will be required to undertake and/ or support one piece of audit per year relevant to your clinical area.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been in the national media over recent years for a variety of issues and we are committed to change for patient and staff benefit. Within therapies we have a strong culture of professional leadership and support within each profession having a head of profession leading on delivering local, regional and national professional strategy. This includes but is not exhaustive of AHP’s into action, job planning, electronic rostering, electronic data capture, quality improvement strategy, and representation at internal and external meetings raising the profile of therapies at all times.

As a Trust Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital have for the last 5 years been advantaged by being linked with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, USA. This affiliation has seen the implementation of improvement tools focusing on the patient at the centre across the organisation with Therapies being trained in Lean methodologies at not only lean for leaders and also advanced lean training levels. We are proud to have a culture of patient focused care utilising our resourced to the best of our abilities. You will have the opportunity to be training in lean methodology and supporting in service review and improvement supported by dedicated therapy quality improvement leads and management.

As part of our patient centred care we require all staff to support our weekend working rota and therefore this role will be required to work across a 7 day working pattern .

This post offers the opportunity of full time / part time or job share – please give us a call to discuss what this means if you wish.

We look forward to meeting you at interview and exploring all the opportunities you will gain by joining us in this exciting and essential role.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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