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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 426-554-117SH-B

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Rehabilitation Services
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
£26,565 - £35,577 pa

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

This post is an excellent opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist or existing Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our integrated team covering the Fast Track Frail Elderly Unit, working as part of skilled and motivated Inpatient team providing inter-disciplinary care in the assessment and treatment of patients.

It is well recognised that the Frail Elderly deteriorate with long hospital admissions and this role involves working alongside Physiotherapists and supported by Therapy Assistants on this unit which concentrates on the early assessment and implementation of treatments, supporting a safe and effective discharge into the community services.

The post holder will also support and provide supervision of Band 5 and undergraduate Occupational Therapists working within the team. We are keen to promote collaborative practice and to develop staff with supervision within a supportive and friendly environment and where training opportunities are available.

The Occupational Therapy Service, as part of the integrated Rehabilitation Service with the Physiotherapy Service, aims to provide a progressive, forward thinking approach to patient care whilst able to support its staff in personal development and continued education and training. Our staff have excellent clinical and teaching backgrounds and are able to build on your existing skills and knowledge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nigel Tarratt
01553 613795

We have policies & procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly & consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the criteria specified in the person specification regardless of age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly in the application form how they meet the criteria within the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Our Values are at the heart of all that we do. We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and can demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values. Please see the attached document regarding the Trust Values.

Please be aware that if applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and that if you are offered a job your personal information will be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records (ESR) system. Please check your email account regularly for communication regarding this recruitment.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including:

  • Work life balance policies
  • Childcare support
  • Free counselling service
  • NHS Final Salary defined benefit Pension scheme

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

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.

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