Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Department Occupational Therapy
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/01/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-010
  • 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 delighted to offer a full time Band 6 Occupational Therapy position as part of our therapy inpatient medical team based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.   

Our inpatient medical team provides services across the following ward specialities: respiratory, cardiology, endocrine, surgery, oncology, care of the elderly, renal, supported discharge, gastroenterology and orthopaedics.  The medical team also have dedicated therapists working in the areas of critical care and frailty at the front door and there will be occasions where post holders may be asked to in reach into these areas.

Successful candidates will need to have had acute inpatient experience across a range of rotations as a Band 5 and experience of being a student practice educator is desirable.

Developing and utilising leadership skills will be a key attribute of this role as successful candidates will be required to supervise and mentor Band 5 and assistant therapists and students.  Post holders will also play a key role in contributing to service development whilst receiving supervision and mentorship from our Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapy clinicians.         

We offer a job plan for all staff including:

Protected time for Specialist Professional Activities (SPA’s)
Supervision on a 6-8 weekly basis
Excellent induction period across all clinical areas
Mentorship with new skills post induction period
Training and development in team, across the peer group, across organisations and also external such as annual congress
A therapy led management structure with opportunities to have management shadow and work alongside you
Integrated working across Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy
Opportunities for roles such as staff side representative, health and safety link worker

We welcome opportunity for informal visits and to ask and questions.

Part-time candidates looking for a job share opportunity are also welcome to apply.   

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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