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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist Stroke

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94728-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
St Luke's Hospital
Market Harborough
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

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.

Do you have a passion for stroke rehabilitation? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with patients and families? If so, then take a look at our band 6 Occupational Therapy post in stroke.

Due to internal reorganisation an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our in-patient stroke team at St Luke’s Hospital in Market Harborough as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. You will work alongside another Band 6 and a Band 7 Occupational Therapist as part of a well established MDT.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working in a collaborative way with patients, families and the wider multi-disciplinary team to help us continue to develop our service. You will continue to develop your clinical skills with a varied caseload of patients requiring in patient stroke rehabilitation. Patients arrive on our unit within a few days of their stroke and you will work together with them, their families, and the wider MDT to implement individualised rehabilitation programmes to meet patient goals.

As a stroke service within Leicestershire, quality improvement is at the heart of everything we do in line with our Trust wide ‘Step up to Great’ agenda. There will also be opportunities to be involved in service development initiatives and to continue our work embedding the latest evidence into clinical practice. We are looking for someone who has a curiosity to learn in a supportive environment and to use creative approaches to share this learning across the MDT.

This post will work alongside existing staff to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to deliver rehabilitation and timely discharges from our 15 bedded stroke ward. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of junior staff within the therapy team and some of the day to day management of the unit, providing an opportunity to develop managerial skills alongside continued development of clinical skills.

Part time hours and job share will also be considered. For more information and/or an informal chat, please contact Paula Otter, Clinical Team Lead Occupational Therapist on 07733001655.

Closing date Wednesday 12th May 2021

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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