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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-HERTS-4344

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Herts Potters Bar Unit, Potters Bar
£41,902 - £47,684

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist at Potters Bar Community Hospital in-patient rehabilitation unit. Oakmere Ward serves patients in the West Hertfordshire area, and is a general rehabilitation ward. Most of the patients are on a 17-day pathway, and have general rehabilitation needs such as falls and fractures, amputation etc.

We are looking for a band 7 Occupational Therapist to take on a fixed term contract or secondment, to cover maternity leave. This is expected to start in December 2021. This role will involve sharing leadership of a small team of Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants, with the Band 7 Physiotherapist. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual, who is passionate about helping patients to improve their quality of life and helping staff to develop in their roles, and who can collaborate well with the team.

You will be working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team that includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Doctors and Social Workers.

This post is 37.5 hours per week. There is seven-day working on the unit, and you will share any weekend shifts with the other job share post. The weekend rota is expected to be 1:6.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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.

UK Registration

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

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