Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist - Frailty

  • Department Occupational Therapy
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOF-327
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 18.75 hours per week

Frailty services  at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust have an opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our established team, rotational across both Frailty teams at Shrewsbury and Telford sites. 

Our highly regarded frailty team works as an MDT providing admission avoidance services and therapies to prevent deconditioning in the areas of ED, AMU and short stay wards.

Due to the specialism of this role, those without NHS experience need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will provide Occupational Therapy to patients within an acute setting, maximising independence to prevent deconditioning. The therapy team operates a Home First ethos and works to creatively implement plans to enable people to return to their usual activities of daily living, within their own home environment wherever possible. 

Whilst these roles specialise in frailty at the front door services, the frailty therapy team is also apart of the wider inpatient therapy team. This offers opportunity to be a part of daily therapy huddles and access to support and guidance from the wider team, as well as discussion to create integrated patient journeys. 

Working for our organisation

As a 250+ strong therapy department, working across 3 principle sites, we offer both strategic and operational therapy services across the areas of inpatients, outpatients and care closer to home, enhancing healthcare services provided to the population of Shropshire and Powys. 

Therapy specific support and supervision structure for the frailty therapy team includes band 7 highly specialist team lead, inpatient operational managers at each site, heads of profession and therapy centre manager who is also a therapist by profession. 

We believe in developing clinical and leadership skills at all levels and support all our specialist therapists in having 17% 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. 

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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