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

Team Leader/Clinical Specialist OT

Job Reference: 165-20-06-134

Employer:
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Therapies - Inpatients
Location:
Rotherham
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.


The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist – Acute Inpatient Team

22.5 hours per week- Permanent

Band 7

Awarded Foundation Trust status in 2005, we provide a wide range of health services to the people of Rotherham (population approximately 252,000) and to an increasing number of patients from further afield. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was developed from the Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust. One of the first 35 Trusts in England and Wales to achieve NHS Foundation Trust status, it has developed a reputation as a thriving and successful organisation achieving recognition at local, regional and national levels.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, high performing organisation which continues to develop and grow at pace. One of the most forward-thinking Trusts in the UK, we are at the leading edge of health service reform and achieving outstanding results. This is a very exciting time for the Trust. On 1 April 2011, we integrated with primary care services in Rotherham and with a number of Dental Services in Doncaster.

We aim to build a healthier future for our patients, their carers and families, our staff, and for anyone we care for. We are committed to implementing a vision that integrates hospital and community services and empowers our clinicians and managers to deliver real benefits to patients and their carers. We'll do this by providing healthcare services where they are most convenient and best suit our patients' needs.

Our Urgent & Emergency Care Centre deals with around 75,000 patients per year and there are approximately 55,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances each year.

The Trust is an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and has an active research programme delivered through local, regional, national and international research networks and consortia.

We currently have a 0.6 wte vacancy for a Band 7 OT to work within our inpatient therapy team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a current band 7 OT or a an established Band 6 OT who is keen to develop as a Band 7 working in a team that prides itself on clinical leadership and providing the best care to our patients.

We are looking for an OT with excellent clinical skills and experience with established and dynamic multi-disciplinary teams, and we are looking for a flexible, hardworking and enthusiastic candidate to come and work with us.

The inpatient therapy team covers a wide variety of areas within the hospital, excluding the stroke and orthopaedic wards, we work very closely with colleagues in Intermediate Care services, the CHAT team (admissions avoidance team) and work closely with the Integrated Discharge Team as well as having strong links to the Long Length of Stay team.

The team provide a seven day service, with the expectation of picking up regular weekend shifts, through flexing your working week.

Supervision of band 6 OT’s, Band 5 therapists on rotation, therapy support staff and students on placements will be integral to the role.

For further information, please contact:

Orla Reddington Clinical Lead for Inpatient Therapies and Breathing Space (interim) orla.reddington@nhs.net




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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.


The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.


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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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