Allied Health Professionals - Occupational Therapist - Clinical Lead for Acute Medical

  • Department Therapy Inpatients OT
  • Salary £41,659.00 – £47,672 per annum
  • Closing Date 13/12/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-OPT-154-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Inpatient Therapy team based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as Clinical Lead for the Therapists working with acute medical patients.

Candidates will be registered with HCPC and hold a professional qualification in occupational therapy and will have extensive experience of working in an acute setting.

The successful candidate will be working 80% clinical and 20% non-clinical, working within the four pillars of professional practice and ensuring that service is provided in line with the Trust Values.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will act as a lead expert therapist and will have the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for the post.

The post holder will be a member of the leadership team for Inpatients Therapy and will work with colleagues to deliver a cohesive service offering high quality of patient care and supporting optimal patient flow and safe timely discharge, offering expert advice and support.

In addition, the post holder will support the Team Lead in providing a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal for all members of the team.

Working for your organisation

The Therapy Centre at SaTH consists of approximately 350 employees and sits as part of the Trusts Support Services division. The Therapy Centre provides acute hospital therapy services and a range of community services across the four professions of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and dietetics to the population of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Powys. the successful candidate's working time will be split into working 80% clinical and 20% non-clinical. The candidate will be able to evidence their ability to work within the four pillars of professional practice - education, research, leadership and clinical practice.  They will also understand the Trust Values and will ensure that the therapy service is provided in line with these.

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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