Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Department Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Salary £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 10/07/2020
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-178-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment/ Fixed term - 6 months
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

An exciting 6 month secondment opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to apply for a  role as a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our Stroke and Rehabilitation Inpatient Team and Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills, works well in a team as well as independently and is able to support and appraise Band 5's and Support Worker staff.

We are looking for someone to work full time. The secondment is for 6 MONTHS. 

We are delighted to be able to offer patients the opportunity of assessment by the Therapy Team for discharge over the weekend and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota. This will involve working a full day at a weekend as part of the departmental rota.

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced rewarding environment.  High quality patient care is at the core of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.

The team have a robust supervision structure and a strong drive for personal and professional development across all bands and roles facilitating events within the team, department, Trust and externally to enable the best possible care is delivered to patients.  The team, and this post holder, would be expected to mentor students by being a practice educator linked with the Universities.

The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices as the Trust are one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.

We would welcome any interested persons contacting the department for a discussion or to arrange a visit prior to applying/ interview if shortlisted.

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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