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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 449-AS0990

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
£32,306 - £39,027 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

We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team at the Kite Unit as a Senior Occupational Therapist. The Kite Unit is a specialist inpatient Neuropsychiatric Service operating as part of Solent Neurological Rehabilitation Service.

The unit focuses on short term multi-disciplinary team assessment, rehabilitation, neuro-behavioural/psychiatric and disability management, to support people with a cognitive impairment and co-existing additional complexities, created by mental and physical health needs, after experiencing a brain injury.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will work alongside the ward manager to provide robust, enabling, clinical leadership to the staff team. Demonstrating high standards and excellent clinical knowledge working with people with a cognitive impairment, and a good understanding in the application of the mental health act

It is essential in this role to be registered with the HCPC, with previous inpatient experience, knowledge and emotional resilience. You will be required to work flexibly, and in a timely and responsive manner.

This is a truly rewarding and challenging role.

 

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Barbara Robertson or David Chatterton on either 03001235044 option 3

Job Specific Location/Base - Kite Unit, Western Community Hospital

Hours per week- 37.5 hours

 

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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.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.


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