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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 155-CS-AHP-1120-60

Employer:
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Stroke Team
Location:
Sunderland & South Tyneside
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa pro-rata

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We’re here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff


Hours per week: 30

We are looking to recruit a highly-skilled Occupational Therapist to join our award-winning Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, working across South Tyneside and Sunderland.

You will work mainly in community settings on a domiciliary basis to provide specialist advice, treatment and support for stroke patients, using patient-centred goals to enable patients to be as independent as possible in their community.

Our multi-disciplinary therapy, nursing and dietetic team works closely with inpatient and outpatient Stroke services, Outpatient Therapy and Dietetic departments, Social Services, and Primary Care. We have a strong relationship with local Stroke Association services allowing us to provide a seamless transition of care across the whole Stroke Pathway.

You will be a registered Occupational Therapist with experience of stroke / neurological rehabilitation. You should demonstrate recent and ongoing clinical professional development in Stroke and participation in audit, research and innovation is actively encouraged.

As this role requires you to work in the community, you must be able to meet the travel requirements of the Post. To contribute towards the provisions of flexible and timely services, this role may include working across a seven-day week.




Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


DBS CHARGES

As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.


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


UK Registration

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



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