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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist (Neuro and Stroke Services)

Job Reference: 259-2467328CSS-A

Barts Health NHS Trust
Newham University Hospital, London
£43,712 to £49,325 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

Are you a Senior Occupational therapist, either Band 6 or 7, who has an interest in Neurosciences and Stroke, wants a new challenge and is looking to lead and develop a team? We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and innovative OT with broad clinical skills with special interest in Stroke and/or Neuroscience to join our friendly and supportive integrated OT and PT service.

This post sits within the Stroke and Neuro team, and in conjunction with the Band 7 Physiotherapist for Stroke will support service provision to the Stroke ward and Neuroscience patients by providing expert support, advice and training to the ward therapy teams in their development of their skills and knowledge in these fields. Support will be provided by the OT/PT Clinical Lead and Head of Therapies.

The therapy team works closely together to provide high quality care to our patients. We are constantly reviewing our service delivery in order to meet the changing needs of our local population and ensuring evidence based clinical pathways are developed for each speciality. There is excellent support available across the Trust as well as within the Therapy department at Newham University Hospital. The onsite OT Clinical Lead (Band 8a) has a remit to support OT professional development with close working relationships amongst the Barts Health Band 7 peer group.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration and experience working in the NHS at least Band 6 level.

Interested individuals should have:

  • Specialist interest and experience in Acute Stroke and Neurosciences
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to the post
  • Experience in leadership and management of others
  • Excellent MDT working and effective flexible communication skills
  • Experience in complex discharge planning

There is a strong commitment to staff development via education and training to improve clinical skills and evidence based practice. We actively encourage supervision, CPD and service development.


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We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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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