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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-230-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Stroke Rehabilitation Team
£24,907 to £30,615 per annuma (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated occupational therapist who is enthusiastic about stroke rehabilitation to join our supportive and dynamic community stroke team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience or develop existing knowledge and skills in stroke rehabilitation in a dynamic and innovative, specialist service.

Stroke services in Leeds are moving to a more integrated approach to patient care to support facilitation of early discharge, extended episode of community rehabilitation (up to 12 weeks), reduction in onward referrals and joint working with care providers.
Roles will require staff to do some work out of hours and weekend working.

What do we offer?
. An opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge in stroke rehabilitation
. A commitment to your development - mentorship, audit, clinical supervision and opportunities to access training across acute and community settings.
. Working in a supportive, friendly environment within teams which highly values its patients and staff
. Opportunities for involvement in service development and innovation
. Flexible working hours

About you
You must be a registered Occupational Therapist with a commitment to high quality patient care along with excellent clinical skills and relevant experience. It is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

What will you do?
The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team comprises of occupational therapists, physiotherap ists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, technical instructors, rehabilitation assistants, a nurse and psychologist. The service provides goal focused, time limited rehabilitation interventions in patient's home environments and in other settings as appropriate. As the post holder, you will be carrying out holistic multidisciplinary assessments, occupational therapy assessments and treatment interventions to patients in a variety of community settings. You will also work in an integrated way with colleagues from within the Neighbourhood Teams, the local acute trust, reablement and social care. It's our priority to continue delivering high quality stroke care. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff who can help you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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