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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/07/2020.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 370-AHP6REH-1332

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies Acute Services
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Our vision is high quality, safe healthcare and our staff working together to provide excellent health care services. If you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Up to 33.5 hours available over 5 days

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist in our Acute Medical Therapy Team at Warrington Hospital.

The successful post holder will work across the acute medical inpatient bed base. The post holder will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and experience of working across this specialist area as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. The candidate will have the specialist clinical skills to functionally assess and provide therapeutic intervention. Working closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and community partners to prevent hospital re-admission.


Our philosophy is “Home First”, whenever possible, with an emphasis on the person’s preferences, personal strengths, self-care, consultation and inclusion in every stage of their care plan. We have recently introduced an early mobilisation model of care when home first is not the best option. Our therapy early mobilisation approach offers patients a pathway of care which aims to reduce hospital deconditioning, enabling a person to maintain as much of their independent as possible whilst in hospital. We work jointly with individual’s to maintain function whilst they become medically optimised, supporting them to return to their usual place of residence as timely as possible

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our Therapy Team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients across our inpatient bed base.

Our ideal candidate must be confident, have appropriate experience and be able to demonstrate a desire to actively participate in all aspects of this specialist role. The successful candidate must be an effective team player with good communication, organisational skills and have a passion for older people living with Frailty. They must have excellent clinical reasoning skills and have the ability to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned, will be able to understand to progress assessments and facilitate discharges.

Within the Acute Medical Therapies we offer the opportunity to rotation across the Frailty Hub and the Rapid Response Team.

• Regular clinical supervision
• Opportunities for professional & personal development
• Service Development opportunities

• In-service training & post graduate education
• Excellent Multi-disciplinary working

The working hours for this post are up to 33.5 hours over 5 days; this includes covering a weekend rota which does include Saturdays and Sundays.

The Acute Medical Therapies Team is based at Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington WA5 1QG, this post may include cross site working at Halton Hospital.

We welcome visits to the department prior to interview.

For further information related to this post please contact Michelle Smith, Therapy Manager on 01928 753267 or 01925 662106 or Rachel Bold Clinical Team Manager on 01925 662992

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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