Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke and ESD

  • Department Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/09/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-168-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week, working across 7 days when required)

Job overview

We are looking for highly motivated, innovative and friendly Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our Stroke, Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has stroke/ neurology experience to rotate between the Stroke Unit based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and the Stroke Early Supported Discharge community team.

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 Therapy Support Worker staff.  This post holder would be expected to mentor students by being a practice educator linked with the Universities.

We are able to offer patients the opportunity of assessment and treatment over weekends and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota for this.

We currently have 2 full time positions available.

We look forward to meeting you at interview and exploring all the opportunities you will gain by joining us in this exciting and essential role.

Please note you will need to be able to meet the driving requirements of the role. 

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.
To have developed, through experience and postgraduate training, the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required for the post.
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 discharge.
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 work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure the delivery of an efficient operational service.
To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health economy.
To have highly effective communication skills and demonstrate these on a continual basis with patients, carers, colleagues and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).
To undertake audit as a part of the role.

Working for our organisation

Our acute stroke service is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.  Services include hyper acute and acute stroke care wards and Stroke Early Supported Discharge and you will rotate between the inpatient and ESD setting. 

We have a strong culture of professional leadership and support. Each profession has a head of profession delivering local, regional and national professional strategy. This includes AHP’s into action, job planning, electronic rostering, electronic data capture, quality improvement strategy, and representation at internal and external meetings raising the profile of Therapies at all times.

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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