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Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 839-3670JP

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Suffolk ESD
Location:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary:
£31,696 to £41,787 pa

CQC - NCH&C’s ‘Good’ rating from the CQC reflects the quality and experience of our staff, their high standards, the delivery of compassionate care to our patients, and timeliness of providing the right care at the right time.

Redeployment -Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register. Priority over external applicants will be given to other NHS applicants who apply using a restricted account as they are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’.

DBS Update -If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

In line with UK Home Office requirements, from April 2017, any successful candidate who fulfils the criteria of a Tier-2 work clearance and will be undertaking work under a relevant Standard Occupational Classification code will be required to obtain and present an overseas criminal records certificate(s). Details of this requirement and its criteria are available from the Home Office.

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Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received. The proposed interview date of this vacancy is included within the vacancy details at the top of the advert.


Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapist

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Early Supported Discharge Team, Suffolk (ESDS), who provide specialist individualised stroke rehabilitation, in order to support stroke patients and their carer’s in the first 4 weeks of discharge from hospital to home.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist for a part-time, fixed term position, with a specific interest and clinical experience in stroke rehabilitation. We work as an interdisciplinary team which operates 5 days a week, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. The interdisciplinary team consists of Physiotherapists, a Speech and Language Therapist, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Rehabilitation Assistants.

You will work in a variety of settings including patient’s homes and the community providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, whilst outlining rehabilitation care plans for the Rehabilitation Assistants to carry out with supervision, in order to enable patients to achieve their optimal level of independence.

You will work closely with patients and their families and carers in the planning and implementation of their rehabilitation care plans. You will be expected to work collaboratively across the Suffolk Stroke Pathway to ensure a seamless provision of stroke services, from the acute hospital through the early supported discharge team service, including as required referral to GPs, community therapy and nursing teams, and signposting to appropriate voluntary agencies.

Within your role you will contribute to service developments, data collection and development of evidenced based protocols and policies. You will also have the opportunity to supervise and support junior staff, rehabilitation assistants and students on placement.

You will need to demonstrate

  • Comprehensive clinical knowledge of stroke rehabilitation
  • Thorough clinical reasoning and an awareness of stroke specific guidelines.
  • A holistic patient centred approach.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • IT knowledge and ability to maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the Trusts policies and procedures.

This post would allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in the area of specialist stroke rehabilitation with support from both the Team Leader and the wider inter-disciplinary teams. There will be opportunities for professional development and supervision. The successful candidate will have access to both the Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich offices and will be expected to travel across the whole of the county of Suffolk.




Behaviour Framework -Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the Behaviour Framework reflecting NCH&C’s Brand Values.

Equal Opportunities -We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status -Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Safeguarding -NCH&C are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff have a responsibility to protect vulnerable patients and clients from harm in accordance with Trust Policy.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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