Clinical Support - Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Department Therapy Inpatients Stroke & Rehab
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/03/2021
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SOT-742-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full and part time hours considered

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

We have several posts available so full time and part time applications are welcomed.

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.  The post holder would rotate between the inpatient and ESD setting.  Occasionally the post holder will be required to support their medical therapy colleagues with the care of patients with stroke or other neurological conditions on the acute wards.

We are looking for someone who has Stroke/ Neurology experience, 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 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.

We are delighted to be able to offer patients who have had a stroke the opportunity of assessment and treatment over the weekend and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota for this.

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. 

Within Therapies we have a strong culture of professional leadership and support.  Each profession has a head of profession leading on 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.

For the last 5 years Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals have been advantaged by being linked with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, USA.  This affiliation has seen the implementation of improvement tools focusing on the patient at the centre of the organisation.  We are proud to have a culture of patient focused care utilising our resources to the best of our abilities.

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.

Further information / informal visits contact:

Name:  Fiona Carver

Title: Therapy Team Coordinator


Tel: 01952 641222 ext: 4101

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.

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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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