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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92459-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
St Luke's / CINSS
Market Harborough

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Due to additional funding and internal promotion exciting opportunities have arisen for two Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our new rotation to include the in-patient stroke team at St Luke’s Hospital in Market Harborough and the Community Integrated Neurology and Stroke Service (CINSS) in the East of Leicestershire.

As a stroke pathway within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, quality improvement is at the heart of everything we do in line with our Trust wide ‘Step up to Great’ agenda. We are looking for highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative way with patients, families and the wider multi-disciplinary team to help us continue developing our services.

The successful candidates will work in specialist teams comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Neuropsychologist, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Consultants and Generic Rehabilitation Technical Instructors.

This 9 month rotation will include in-patient stroke rehabilitation and community stroke and neuro rehabilitation. You will support existing staff to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to deliver rehabilitation and timely discharges from our 15 bedded stroke ward and provide specialist integrated neuro-rehabilitation in Community and Outpatient settings to people with a wide range of neurological conditions and stroke.

These posts require dedicated autonomous Occupational Therapists with sound clinical experience in Stroke and Neurological rehabilitation. The successful candidate will be required to manage a complex caseload in a busy and supportive environment. Excellent organisational, communication and team working skills are required for this position along with the ability to supervise, support and train other members of the team. There will be opportunities to continue the development of specialist clinical skills alongside the growth of research, leadership and managerial skills.

Ideally you’ll be working 37.5hrs per week (part time working hours will also be considered).

Please note, this is a community post therefore driving and access to a vehicle for work purposes with business class insurance is essential.

For more information and/or an informal chat, please contact Paula Otter, Clinical Team Lead Occupational Therapist in-patients St Luke's on 07733001655 / or Hannah Bowden (Clinical OT Lead) in CINSS07880155014 /

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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