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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 844-2760250

Employer:
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Intermediate Care Centre
Location:
Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum/pro rata

The values at our HEART, focus on how we all provide care to patients.

Health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do

Exceptional person-centred care

Actively supporting each other

Responsive, professional, innovative

Trusted to deliver

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.


Do you want to be a part of a team striving to make a difference in our community? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you ready to make a difference to patient care?

Job overview

At Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible care for our patients and we can only achieve this through our dedicated and committed staff. We are looking for proactive and dynamic individuals to join our multi-disciplinary team in our new Community Intermediate Care Centre. This is an exciting new initiative for the Trust and whilst the Centre may be temporary at this stage, the roles are permanent and staff will be offered suitable alternative roles if necessary. The bedded centre will focus on providing high quality, integrated care for patients from within the local adult population with sub-acute health care needs.

To join our multidisciplinary team you will:

  • Be a qualified Occupational Therapist with current professional registration
  • Be committed to delivering a high standard of care and supporting change management.
  • Be an excellent communicator, who will motivate, inspire and support the multidisciplinary team whilst ensuring the patient is at the heart of all we do.
  • be an advocate for our patients, identifying changes in need to be instrumental in planning for their current and future care.

The post involves a 7 day working rota

Valued. Supported. Empowered.

As a valued member of our Trust, your manager will support you in setting personal goals for the year as part of your induction and ongoing learning and development. You will be encouraged to undertake training to assist you to excel in your role with the Trust and ensure you are equipped to reach your full potential in this role.

About the Community Intermediate Care Centre

The Intermediate Care Centre is an integrated team of clinical staff and professionals including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The centre will be an integral step up/step down facility that supports the recovery and recuperation of our patients following medical and surgical illness and also provides palliative care and manages the planning of complex discharge packages. One of the fundamental principles of the centre is to support our patients with their reablement and self-care, encouraging them to reach their optimum level of independence.

Benefits & Rewards

The Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working and job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
  • Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure centre membership
  • In house training
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • Personal resilience training
  • Mindfulness support
  • Staff counselling service
  • Active staff council
  • Support for carers
  • Fast track physiotherapy service

Closing Date - Midnight, Sunday 29th November 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Jennifer Fell, Integrated Gateway Service Manager

Email - jenniferfell@nhs.net

Telephone - 0151 514 2888 ext 1834




Important Information

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Closing Dates: The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information: Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations: The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Further Information: WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.


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.


UK Registration

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



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