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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2021.

Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-21-118302

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywood Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS

Do you want to work within rehabilitation services: joining the D2A, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Stroke Rehabilitation rotation based at the Haywood Hospital?

The rotation also includes exciting opportunities within Community Services including Homefirst and Domiciliary Occupational Therapy services. As part of exciting new developments there are opportunities ahead in joining up with other existing rotations across MPFT to offer more specialities.

Currently we provide multidisciplinary services to older adults (over 18) following a range of conditions across the different specialities following illness and other associated conditions; falls; stroke; brain injury and / or trauma. Our aim is to to maximise function, prevent deterioration and ensure both safe discharge into and / or follow up in the community with short & longer term rehabilitation programmes ensuring adaptation to life changes. Our Rheumatology outpatient service offers specialist expertise in management of rheumatology conditions; hand injury / trauma and long term conditions.

All post holders will rotate between posts with length of rotations dependent on joining date, service needs and individual personal development needs. Some services currently work over a 7 day week with community working requiring access to transport as essential.

In joining our teams you will be influential in supporting both in-patient and outpatient services and community based rehabilitation with a strong focus on rehabilitation, education and prevention, and self-management / lifestyle advice for long term conditions.

We are looking for enthusiastic Occupational Therapists with:

  • Keen interest & / or experience of working in rehabilitation services and can demonstrate a strong understanding and vision of specialist therapy and service needs
  • Proactive in developing sound clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation and / or community environment
  • A strong commitment to developing self and supporting others
  • A strong commitment to working in and supporting a team

We can offer:

  • Friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical teams who are passionate about rehabilitation
  • Development of your clinical skills through supervision, training and networking opportunities across the Trust / local rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Clear working structure through regular supervision and appraisal with In-service training and peer supervision an essential component for continued professional development
  • A strong rehabilitation research culture within the Trust and local rehabilitation pathway

Do you have a true passion for delivering positive outcomes in the field of rehabilitation developing into an autonomous practitioner? If you would like to work alongside dynamic multi-disciplinary teams we would love to hear from you. If you would like any further general information regarding the role please contact:

Haywood Hospital services: Margurite.O'


Rehabilitation Medicine:

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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