Allied Health Professionals - Occupational Therapist - Critical Care

  • Department Therapy Inpatients OT (RSH)
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 15/12/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-CCO-231-E
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 18.75 hours per week (Including regular weekends)

Job overview

An exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to work within our established critical care therapy team.  The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Band 4 Therapy Support Workers. The team covers ITU, HDU and follow ups within the hospital. The team cover weekends to ensure timely rehabilitation of our critically ill patients.


Main duties of the job

This post is for the Clinical Lead Band 7 Occupational Therapist. The post is jointly responsible with the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the clinical leadership of the team.

The postholder will be involved in the rehabilitation, treatment and discharge planning of complex Critical Care patients.

The post holder will have some cross site responsibilities at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford to provide support and leadership to the Critical Care team there.


Working for our 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.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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