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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 370-AHP5TRP-0580

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies Rotational Posts
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

“Our Mission is to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other….

Our vision is high quality, safe healthcare and our staff working together to provide excellent health care services. If you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below

We have exciting opportunities for Occupational Therapists to join our Band 5 rotations within aforward thinking and supportive Therapy Service. We have an interesting and varied rotational programme which includes experience in the following areas:
Acute medical inpatients

Dementia unit

Intermediate care unit

Outpatient Occupational Therapy including hand surgery

Neuro rehabilitation - in patients, early supported discharge and out patients


Surgical rehabilitation

Rapid response team

We also have links with our colleagues in Northwest boroughs and are able to offer access to their rotations which includes Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Community Therapy, Paediatrics, Aids and Adaptations and Mental health.

We are actively involved in a number of AHP strategy improvement projects including the “NHSI AHPs Supporting Patient Flow Collaborative” and the Trust has just launched their first trainee advanced practitioner posts.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our Occupational Therapy team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Our ideal candidate will be confident, have appropriate NHS training and will be clearly able to demonstrate a desire to actively participate in all aspects of the role. The successful candidate must be an effective team player with good communication and organisational skills. They will be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand.

Completing a mixed rotation at Band 5 level provides you with a well-rounded set of clinical skills which will serve you well in your future career progression. We actively encourage and support succession from Band 5 to Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

As a service we offer:

• Regular supervision

• Opportunities for professional & personal development
• Service Development opportunities
• In-service training & post graduate education
• Clinical Supervision
• Flexible Working
• Good multidisciplinary working

The working hours for this post will be 37.5 hours - over 5 working days which, on some rotations, will include Saturday and Sunday working.

Based across the Trust sites for therapy services including Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington WA5 1QG and Halton Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn WA7 2DA




This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Please note pay progression is subject to the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Progression provisions applicable from 1st April 2019.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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