Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist - Critical Care

  • Department Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOP-096
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your clinical skills in a specialist area? If so, this role could be for you working as part of the experienced Critical Care Therapy teams. 

This newly expanded team is delighted to now be able to offer Occupational Therapy within critical care providing functional assessment and rehabilitation across 7 days a week.

Previous experience working within critical care is not essential though experience working within an acute hospital setting providing physical and cognitive therapies to patients is.

We welcome applications from candidates looking for full or part-time work and those looking for job share or secondment opportunities to expand their skill set will also be considered.

The successful candidate will work alongside Physiotherapists, Therapy support workers and the wider critical care multi-disciplinary team providing patient centred care, helping to optimise recovery through engagement in physical, cognitive and psychological therapies supporting patients and their families and provide advice and support with discharge planning

All of our specialist Occupational Therapists receive supervision and mentorship from a member of our highly specialist team who will offer direction in terms of clinical development and leadership development. 

Please note that NHS experience is essential for this position.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.
The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow that is safe and timely.
To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health service.
Engage or lead on projects to develop services and learning opportunities for others including band 5's, assistant practitioners and students as well as celebrating learning and achievements with the wider therapy and MDT teams.    

Working for our organisation

The Therapy centre is committed to the SaTH’s overall vision to provide excellent care for the communities we serve. 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. 

We believe in developing clinical and leadership skills at all levels and support all our specialist Occupational Therapists in having 10% of their time dedicated to supporting professional activity (SPA). Your SPA time will include and is not limited to: clinical supervision, opportunity to attend internal and external training relevant to your role and career aspirations and participation in service development opportunities. 

Please see separate information attached for more information regarding our offer including our Occupational therapy training and development pathway, strategy and career development structure.

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.

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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