Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist - Rotational

  • Department Therapy Inpatients OT
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 05/10/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-TOT-935
  • 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 & leadership abilities? If so, our rotational Band 6 Occupational Therapy position may be perfect for you.

We understand not all Occupational Therapists ready for specialist positions are looking for static posts, so we are offering yearly rotations between a variety of acute medicine speciality wards & our acute stroke unit across our two hospital sites in Telford and Shrewsbury.

All of our specialist Occupational Therapists receive supervision & mentorship from a member of our highly specialist team who will offer direction in terms of clinical development and leadership development and each rotation offers fresh opportunity to learn & utilise the holistic patient centred therapy skills core to the Occupational Therapy profession.

The option to offer developmental band 6 posts is also something we are able to consider.

Informal conversations about the opportunities are welcome.

We have 1 full-time and 1 part-time position available.  

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 and safe 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
  • To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health
  • 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 your organisation

Our hospital trust is split across two principal sites in Shrewsbury and Telford and our therapy workforce consisting of 250+ employee’s works across inpatients, outpatients and within community services.

Successful candidates will also be welcome to spend time networking and learning together with Occupational Therapists working within our other specialist services including critical care, hand therapy, neurological outpatients, stroke early supportive discharge and the Macmillan integrated therapy service.

We are proud to offer therapy to patients across 7 days and working in collaboration with our MDT colleagues across the week enables us to deliver Occupational Therapy specific services when patients need us, putting patients at the centre of the care we provide, therefore the successful candidate will join the weekend rotas specific to each rotation.    

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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