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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2022.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 160-367100

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
160 Therapies (1602350)
£40,057 to £45,839 pa


CQC rated Outstanding
Investors in People Gold

Please note: We may close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications

Specialist Occupational Therapist
Band 7

Permanent 18.75 hrs per week - days can be negotiated.

The Walton Centre is the UK’s only standalone neurosciences NHS Trust, delivering a range of specialist services to a population of 3.5 million people across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

The Walton Centre’s Therapy service offers excellent development opportunities for ambitious Occupational therapists who strive for professional excellence.
We require a suitably experienced Specialist Occupational therapist with a strong interest in the management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in an Acute Neurological Sciences setting to provide assessment, advice and treatment to patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) as part of a newly established and evolving multi-disciplinary SCI service. This is an evolving role within a new service pathway.
Drawing upon a broad range of clinical experience and knowledge of spinal cord injury ,you will coordinate and provide highly specialist occupational therapy interventions and direct clinical support and training to occupational therapy staff and students.
As an effective team player you will have excellent organisational skills and a flexible approach to service delivery. You will develop and maintain close working relationships with The Walton Centre SCI MDT, therapy teams and relevant external clinical colleagues working collaboratively to ensure high quality care and services are delivered. You will have a strong interest in audit and research with an ongoing commitment to CPD, service development and innovation.
You will be supported by other Acute Service Team Leads, the Principal Occupational Therapist and the Therapy Services Manager

For further information or to organise an informal visit, please contact Denise Lee Therapy services manager on 0151 556 3861 or Jo Haworth Deputy Therapies manager on 0151 556 3961.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on 0151 556 3124 or 0151 556 3217 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

All positions at The Walton Centre are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Flexible working requests will be considered and any decisions based on service need.

Any applicants requiring a DBS check are encouraged to sign up to the DBS update service.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (0151 676 1452 or email with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

In accordance with GDPR legislation we are required to inform you that should you apply for a role in the Trust your details will be kept on the NHSJobs webiste for a period of 14 months from application and then destroyed.

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.

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