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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/07/2021.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 449-ASP663

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our team!

In the Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We do this by delivering personalised support to enable people to stay well by supporting peoples journey out of hospital and supporting people who are at risk of a hospital admission by developing and implementing their own plans for health and wellbeing. We do this by providing a;

  • Responsive crisis service that is built around place, with wrap around support to optimally manage their crisis needs at home and avoid unnecessary admissions
  • A city-wide service that ‘pulls’ patients into the community and avoids unnecessary admissions to the acute by coordinating resources and providing a single point of access for step up / step down provision, ensuring all services are effectively utilised
  • An intermediate care offer, providing rehabilitation, reablement and recovery support, in people's home flexible to the demands of the city

You will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team alongside service users to promote independence and daily living skills. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Rehab Assistants who work together in an integrated way to provide co-ordinated, person-centred support to promote independence and to improve quality of life.

This role will demonstrate excellent communication skills, using them to engage, persuade or negotiate with clients with complex, at times challenging needs to ensure they are provided with the most appropriate care and support.

We have lots of exciting opportunities to offer candidates that want a friendly and supportive environment to grow and build their career.

For more information on this post, please contactLuke McBride, Portsmouth Community Assessment Team Lead, on 0300 1234021 or email Luke.McBride@solent.nhs.uk

 

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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.

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UK Registration

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



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