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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2022.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-138218

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywood Hospital Therapies
Haywood Hospital services
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

We are excited to be able to offer and welcome applications for Specialist Occupational Therapists to join our Therapies Portfolio which include a range of specialist rehabilitation services based at the Haywood Hospital & community.

We provide specialist multidisciplinary services to patients following acute injury & illness, trauma, acquired neurological and / or accidental injury or illness to maximise function, prevent deterioration and ensure safe discharge into the community and ongoing support.

All post holders will have the opportunity to discuss working within the Therapies portfolio which include the following areas; encompassing both hospital and community based services to provide both effective and efficient rehabilitation services. The services include:

- D2A (hospital & community)

- Stroke rehabilitation – bed based

- Integrated Stroke Community service

- Rehabilitation Medicine

- Other rehabilitations services within Haywood Therapies portfolio

We are also introducing an exciting new band 6 OT role to support development of a Dementia Centre of Excellence within our D2A community service.

In joining our team you will be influential in supporting both bed based and community rehabilitation with a strong focus on maximising function, prevention of deconditioning, education and prevention and lifestyle advice. We have the option to discuss static or rotational posts, flexible working and development posts within service requirements.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapists with:

  • Keen interest & / or experience of working in specialist rehabilitation services

  • Sound clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients in the acute, rehab and / or community environment

  • A strong commitment to developing self and others through training, supervision and mentoring

  • A strong commitment to working in and supporting a team

  • UK driving licence and ability to travel between services as required


    We can offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical team who are passionate about rehabilitation

  • Development of your clinical skills through supervision, training and networking opportunities across the Trust / rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies

  • Development of your leadership skills through training, service development projects and people management

  • 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


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

    Margurite O’Mara – Specialised Services Lead - Margurite.O’

    David Coxon – Rehab Medicine - OT Clinical Lead –

    Kirstie Burndred – Integrated Community Stroke Team Lead –

    Laura Baggaley – Stroke Rehabilitation Unit - OT Clinical Lead –



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3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

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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