Allied Health Professionals - Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Bank

  • Department Temporary Staffing Department
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/03/2023
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-BTD-696-R
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Bank
  • Hours Bank

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust look forward to welcoming Occupational Therapists to join our therapy bank where we frequently have shifts available in a wide variety of clinical areas across inpatients, outpatients and community settings across 7 days a week.

Prior experience in an acute hospital, outpatient or community setting is required for these band 6 roles and please include in your application any specialist areas of interest so that we can tailor your interview and offer to roles that are best suited to your skills.  

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and HCPC Regulations.

To have developed, through experience and postgraduate training, the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required for the post. 

The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe 
timely discharge.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure the delivery of an efficient operational service.

To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health economy.

Working for our organisation

Our inpatient services operate across both hospital sites, 7 days a week and cover specialities such as orthopaedics, stroke, cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, care of the elderly, frailly at the front door (A&E and AMU), oncology, and general medicine and surgery.  

We are also looking for Occupational Therapy bank staff to support our community stroke early supported discharge service and outpatient areas such as neuro outpatients and hand therapy assessing and treating a range of acute and chronic injuries, including trauma, surgery and wound management, splinting experience is beneficial.

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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