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Long Covid VRS Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 449-AS0945

Solent NHS Trust
Solent Neuro Rehabilitation Service
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a pro rata

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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

Are you an expereinced Occupational Therapist lookingto support the development of the Long Covid Service alongside Vocational Rehabilitation Services? Thenjoin our Solent Neuro Rehabilitation Services!

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join Solent's Adult Services Southampton. Your role will be initially based in Neuro Vocational Rehabilitation Services in support of the newly formed VRS Long Covid Service and thereafter within the Neuro Services (Snowdon Ward, Kite Unit, CNRT, ESD, Rehab Gym) or Community Independence Services (CIS).

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Solent Neuro Rehabilitation Services provide community rehabilitation to individuals with a neurological diagnosis across a number of settings; including two inpatient rehabilitation wards- Snowdon Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and the Kite Unit, outpatient services including the Vocational Rehabilitation Service and community based services, which includes the Early Supported Discharge Teams and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team.

The expectations of this post are to primarily be based within the Vocational Rehabilitation Service in support of the Long Covid Service and delivery of Vocational Rehabilitation. However, there is an expectation that the holder of this post will be willing to work across the Neuro Services or across the Adults Southampton Services of Solent NHS Trust should it be required, once the term of the pilot work for which this backfill post has been created is complete.

Solent Long Covid Service available to Southampton and Portsmouth populations. Service delivery includes assessment, digital innovation application, and group work. The service is multidisciplinary crossing primary, secondary and community care. The service core clinical staffing of community Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and non-clinical care co-ordinators with weekly multi service and profession MDT’s for complex patient care in parallel or signposting. Care co-ordinators for each locality to support patients navigate the complex pathways and support in the treatment pathway. The service is collaborating with wider provider systems to ensure equitable care to the regions population.

For more information on the post, please contact Katy Rumbelow on either 07393004621 or


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.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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