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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2021.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 338-2952815-21

Employer:
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Maister Lodge, Hull
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019


An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6) to work 37.5 hours a week with the Multi - Disciplinary Team based at Maister Lodge, which is an In-patient Unit for people with organic illness, situated in East Hull, and serving the population of Hull and East Yorkshire.

We are looking for a creative and experienced Occupational Therapist who can demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge and skill, and build strong and effective relationships with MDT colleagues, to provide a caring and holistic service to Older People who have complex Dementia and Mental Health needs, and whose behaviour at times can be quite challenging. The In-patient team at Maister Lodge strives to deliver person-centred care for the clients and their carers/families.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate leadership, excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise and a specialist knowledge of this client group, including the latest research and evidence base for Occupational Therapy in this area.

It is fundamental to this role, that the candidate is prepared to be flexible in their OT role and approach, and to appropriately support the needs of the clients, both in the Unit, and in Community locations. This will involve complex Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions as well as supporting the ward to develop an activity programme. There is also an Occupational Therapy Associate Practitioner (Band 4) based on the ward and supervised by the Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

Key to the role is the development of effective relationships with team colleagues. There is also an expectation that the successful candidate will share knowledge and provide leadership to team members around effective evidence-based strategies for supporting, maintaining and encouraging occupational functioning, and assessing and creating enabling environments.

The Occupational Therapist will be managed on a daily basis by the Ward Manager and supported by senior colleagues within the team, and professionally supervised by the Advanced Occupational Therapist, with access to the wider OT professional network.

Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is encouraged by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and the Occupational Therapy service is committed to undergraduate student education.For informal enquiries contact Gill Gregory (Advanced Occupational Therapist) 07816331255 or to arrange a visit / discuss the Unit in more depth, please contact Jo Inglis at Maister Lodge on Tel: (01482) 303775

Why work for us?

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addiction services to approximately 600,000 people. The Trust has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust is also proud to be HSJ Provider of the Year 2019 award winners.

We employ approximately 2,800 staff across more than 79 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby and Scarborough. We deliver Mental Health Services, Specialist Services for Children, Forensic Services, Community and Learning Disability Services, as well as having eight GP Practices across the locality.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - a multi-specialty health and social care teaching provider. We aim to be a leading provider of integrated health services, recognised for the care compassion and commitment of our staff and known as a great employer and a valued partner.

The Trust works closely with our academic partners, including Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull University, nurturing and developing a workforce of doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals of the future.

At Humber we believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore we are committed to developing, growing and rewarding our workforce. As an employee at Humber you will benefit from pay in line with Agenda for Change, NHS pension, training and development, annual appraisal, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working options to enable you to achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Location

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust serves the rural populations of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Hull has benefitted from being included The Guardian’s ‘Hot List’ of places to visit and rated by Rough Guides as one of the top ten cities in the world to see. The nearby town of Beverley was named by The Sunday Times as one of the ten best places to live in the north. The area boasts a wide array of diverse property from coastal cottages to riverside apartments. Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire offer some of the most competitive house prices in the country, with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.

The region has great transport connections with an hour commute York or Leeds. Want to go further afield? There are daily ferry crossings from Hull to Belgium and the Netherlands and from Humberside Airport you can reach destinations across Europe and – via Schiphol – worldwide.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gill Gregory, Email addressgill.gregory@nhs.net, Telephone number07816331255




Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.


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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.


UK Registration

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



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