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Occupational Therapist (Rotational) - Band 5

Job Reference: 323-VG771

Employer:
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
323 Therapy Inpatients
Location:
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary:
£25,425 to £31,618 p.a

OUR PLEDGE:

PATIENTS FIRST. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. PRIDE IN OUR TEAM.


Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

 

Due to internal promotions we are looking to recruit to our Band 5 OT rotation. We would welcome applications from candidates who are already HCPC registered or who are due to qualify shortly.

We offer the opportunity to experience working in both the acute and rehabilitation inpatient settings with 6 monthly rotations in;

AcuteTherapy/Admission Avoidance – within this rotation in A&E and short stay wards, the band 5 OT provides highly responsive care and timely decision making in conjunction with Senior Therapists to prevent admissions and facilitate early safe discharges.

Surgery– this rotation offers the band 5 the opportunity to assess patients within various specialities such as oncology, urology and gynaecology who have had surgical interventions and require intervention to support safe discharges.

Hyper acute/Acute Stroke Unit and Stroke Rehabilitation unitThis rotation on the HASU/ASU unit will give you the opportunity to develop skills in the assessment and treatment of patients in the acute phase of their care, providing therapy input seven days a week with the physiotherapists. You will work closely with tall other therapists and members of the MDT provide an integrated care approach.

Medical – In this rotation the Band 5 will have the opportunity to work with primarily older adults within a variety of specialities including endocrinology, rheumatology and care of the elderly. Within this post there is close MDT working to support timely discharge planning and onward referrals.

Respiratory/Cardiology – in this rotation the Band 5 will have the opportunity to work with patients who have cardiac or respiratory related conditions. They will be supported by senior occupational therapists and physiotherapists in assessment and planning intervention.

Trauma and OrthopaedicsThe trauma and orthopaedic department treats a wide variety of conditions such as, fracture neck of femurs, elective TKR’s/THR’s and Ilizarov surgery. There is an excellent multi-disciplinary team working relationship

The therapy teams at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are integrated to enable therapists to work more closely with each other to improve patient care and experience. There is an established formal supervision and appraisal process and robust in-house training programmes within specialities, which provides the opportunity to further develop clinical and leadership skills for career progression.

Ashford and St Peter’s offers a seven day service across some specialities and you will be expected to support this on a rota system.

There is a hospital hopper bus service which operates frequently throughout the day between Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital sites.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact;

Kelly Stevenson,

Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy in Medicine

Tel: 01932 723 112 Email: kelly.stevenson6@nhs.net

 




PLEASE READ THE ‘IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED.

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

We welcome calls via the Text Relay service - when making calls to the Trust from a text phone prefix all numbers with 18001

CLOSING DATE
The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date once enough applications are received. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF THE CLOSING DATE, YOU SHOULD ASSUME YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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