Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Department Therapy Inpatients OT
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 17/07/2024
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-391
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term for 12 months
  • Hours Part time, 30 hours per week

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist looking for a band 6 role in an acute medicine area?

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your clinical skills & leadership abilities? If so, our static, fixed term Band 6 Occupational Therapy position may be perfect for you.

All of our specialist Occupational Therapists receive supervision & mentorship from a member of our highly specialist team. They will offer direction in terms of clinical development and leadership development, whilst you continue to learn & utilise the holistic patient centred therapy skills core to the Occupational Therapy profession.

The successful applicant must have NHS experience.

 1 part-time fixed term of 12 months until 31-8-2025 (0.8 WTE) position is available at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The successful candidate will be expected to work 30 hours across a 7 day pattern.  This role would be delivered over 4 days of 7.5 hours per day.

Informal conversations about the opportunity are welcome.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work alongside Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Therapy Support workers and nursing staff to achieve patient's rehabilitation and discharge goals within the acute medical setting.

Working for your organisation

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
Integrated working across Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy
Opportunities for roles such as staff side representative, health and safety link worker

You are supported by a stable team of experienced staff.

Shropshire is a fantastic area and a great place to enjoy many physical activities such as: biking, running, hiking, and even more for the more adventurous of you.

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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