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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 348-BU1-138B

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Petersfield & Borden Therapy (Community & Inpatient)
Rotational post within South East Hampshire
£23,023 to £29,608 pa, based on full-time hours
Suitable for newly qualified

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established Occupational Therapy (OT) rotation based in the South East of Hampshire. This rotation is suitable for both newly qualified professionals or band 5’s looking to further develop their specialist skills.

This permanent band 5 post currently offers rotations in the following clinical specialisms.

· Community Older Persons Mental Health

· Inpatient Older Persons Mental Health (functional and organic)

· Inpatient rehabilitation

· Community Therapies (physical health)

The rotation provides the opportunity to gain experience working with a diverse and clinically complex caseload, whilst working closely as part of the wider Multi-Disciplinary team. Each rotation will be 6 months, covering the areas of Petersfield, Havant, Fareham and Gosport.

The supervisor in each clinical area will seek to allocate referrals to you within your competence levels, providing ongoing support throughout. Supervision will be provided on an informal and formal basis. Further sources of support are provided through rotation specific objectives, structured preceptorship programme and a bi-monthly peer support meeting. Rotation specific In-service training is also provided. For example, managing challenging behaviour in Dementia, 24 hour postural management, palliative care, falls prevention and cognitive assessment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in Occupational Therapy, highlighted in the experience of previous staff.

“I have felt valued as a Band 5 and appreciated for what I could contribute to the team and rotation as a whole”

“All teams on the rotation have supported me in developing my clinical and managerial skills”

“Rotations in mental health, physical health and palliative care have given me a well-rounded experience which is opening up doors to apply for band 6 jobs in a variety of areas”

You will need a Degree or diploma in OT and HCPC registration. You should be organised and adaptable, with an enthusiasm to develop professionally. You will need to be a car driver and have access to a car for work. There may be an opportunity to start working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant prior to the start of the rotation this can be negotiated at interview.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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