Allied Health Professionals - Rotational Occupational Therapist

  • Department Occupational Therapy
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/06/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-ROT-211
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Welcoming soon to be, newly qualified and existing Occupational Therapists looking for a rewarding career in acute hospital services. Our rotations based at both The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust sites include the following specialty areas: Stroke (hyper acute and acute rehabilitation), Frailty at the front door (ED and AMU), Cardiology, Endocrinology, Care of the Elderly, Short stay, Respiratory, Orthopaedics and Surgery including amputees.

We have full and part-time positions available.  

**We are also pleased to receive applications from those looking to Return to Practice**

Main duties of the job

With 250+ employees working within our Therapy Department, we pride ourselves on enabling all our workforce the opportunity to develop and grow their skills, offering a career, not just a job.

When joining our team you will be welcomed to attend our band 5 trust preceptorship programme and in-house training scheme, as well as receive learning specific to each rotational specialty area.

Throughout each rotation you will be supported by your named supervisor who will also be a specialist in your rotational clinical area. Your supervisor will enable you to develop skills to work independently as well as alongside other therapy and MDT colleagues.

Our organisational vision is 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve' and as a member of the Therapy services team your contribution to the profession of Occupational Therapy will be integral in enabling patients to receive holistic assessment to enable them to recover and be discharged from the hospital environment. 

Working for our organisation

We believe in developing leadership at all levels which is why we encourage all of our employees to engage in service development so that we can continually update and improve services provided to patients in keeping with evidence based practice. To enable you to expand your knowledge beyond our current band 5 rotational areas we would also invite successful candidates to spend time learning from our wider Occupational Therapy team including those working in the areas of hand therapy, critical care, neurology and as part of the Macmillan integrated therapy team. 

We are also currently working with therapy partners within our integrated care system to offer cross-organisational band 5 rotational opportunities in neighbouring trusts who provide community therapy services, mental health services and specialist spinal and orthopaedic services to patients in our region. 

All new graduates joining us will be supported through the trusts preceptorship programme and all band 5s are allocated 10% of their contractual time to  supporting professional activity (SPA).

Clinical supervision, opportunity to attend internal and external training relevant to your role and career aspirations will also be supported. Please see separate information for more information regarding our offer including our Occupational therapy training and development pathway, strategy and career development structure.

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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