Allied Health Professionals - OT Event - Occupational Therapist Band 6

  • Department Occupational Therapy
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/06/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-261-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (part time hours also available)

Job overview

Occupational Therapy One-Stop-Shop recruitment event - Wednesday 29th June 2022 - Meet our friendly team, receive a tour of our facilitates and a job interview - all in one day!

Recent new investment across our inpatient and stroke services has enabled us opportunity to welcome new and existing Band 6 Occupational Therapists to our 250 strong therapy services team. We have both static and rotational roles available, across both of our hospital sites. Full and part-time roles also available.   

Rotational posts:
1) Inpatient Stroke and Stroke Early supportive Discharge - If working with stroke patients is your passion then why not consider joining our SSNAP 'A' rated Occupational Therapy team? Rotations are yearly between inpatients (hyper acute and acute rehabilitation) and our stroke early supportive discharge team, offering opportunity to be apart of the whole stroke patient journey from hospital to home. (A UK drivers license is therefore essential). 

2) Medicine and Inpatient Stroke - Ready for a band 6 post but still looking for variety? We have a small number of positions available for those looking to rotate between our two hospital sites and specialty areas. With a diverse range of band 6 medicine specialties to rotate through and the opportunity to rotate into our SSNAP 'A' rated Occupational Therapy inpatient stroke service, this role will enable the successful candidate to develop both clinical and leadership skills during each yearly rotation. 

Main duties of the job

Static posts:
1) Critical care (18.75 hours) - based at our Shrewsbury hospital site and working with the support of our band 7 OT critical care lead, the successful candidate will be working in this specialist area, providing assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning therapies to patients who have been most critically unwell. As an OT providing holistic care you will be apart of the whole patient journey from initial admission to ICU, proving outreach support as they step down to an acute ward and you will be apart of the outpatient clinic services, also providing advice and support post discharge. 

2) Acute inpatients - If the buzz and excitement of working in a fast-paced, diverse and rewarding acute hospital environment is for you then our inpatient roles covering a variety of mainly acute medicine wards could be just right for you? Specialist assessment and discharge planning skills are key to this role whilst you will also be apart of patients recovery providing Occupational Therapy treatment during their hospital stay. With many of our patients living in rural locations and access to care being a finite resource, our Occupational Therapy assessments are key in enabling patients to return home, often with specialist equipment to enable maxim independence, using expert clinical reasoning focused on home first and single handed care approaches wherever possible.  

Working for our organisation

With excellent transport links to our beautiful and diverse counties Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin offers great lifestyle opportunities as well as a friendly, family feel.

To find out more about our offer please visit our website: or email our recruitment team to request informal friendly conversation and to reserve your place at our recruitment event on the 29th June 2022. 

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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