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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2019.

Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 074-B4949

CSH Surrey
074 Runnymede & Elmbridge Hub Inpatient Therapy Team 074242508 L6
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!


Band 6 Occupational Therapists Advert - see below within this box. • Do you have a minimum of 2-3 years NHS experience in a range of clinical areas and an interest in gaining experience in rehabilitation in a fast pace environment as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist? • Do you care about the experience of the older person in hospital, and want to ensure that individuals are treated with care, dignity and respect? • If so, then consider applying for a post within our service. We have an opportunity for you to be part of a small, established team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working on the Complex Elderly Rehabilitation Wards in our Community Hospitals (Walton-on-Thames and/or Woking), carrying a caseload of patients with complex needs, liaising closely with Physiotherapy colleagues and Therapy Assistants in a supportive and experienced team. Our dedicated staff offer patient-centred care, and have an invaluable role within the multi-disciplinary team, working with individuals, and their families/carers, to help optimise function and well-being as part of preparation for a safe discharge. This post would suit an Occupational Therapist either currently at, or working towards, Band 6 level, with an interest in developing specialist skills relating to rehabilitation and complex discharge-planning. You will develop your skills in treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. You will manage individual patient cases and gain expertise through a close working relationship with other senior staff and like-minded professionals. The essential requirements we are looking for in our Physiotherapy applicants are: • Occupational Therapist with professional HCPC registration • Knowledge and experience of working within the NHS or equivalent healthcare system • Comprehensive experience at junior and/or senior level • Knowledge of a wide range of client groups including any of the following: inpatient rehabilitation, care of the elderly, neurology, medical, oncology and orthopaedics • Proven ability of complex case management • Experience of specialist assessments and risk assessment • Ability to identify and set clinical goals with patient and / or carer • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise caseload • A pro-active and adaptable approach • Good communication skills and experience of team working • Desire to work in a multidisciplinary environment and work collaboratively with acute and community services. As a valued member of the team, we’ll offer you a competitive salary with ongoing training and development, and good quality working conditions. This is a full-time post, working Monday – Friday, 8.00 to 4.00. It may also include weekend working. Applications for part-time, return to practice and bank staff may also be considered. Terms and conditions are based on current NHS terms with access to the NHS pension scheme.

Recruitment - Golden Hello

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part- time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI National Insurance in the usual way.We don’t operate Golden Hellos for Band 7 or Band 8 posts, Bank posts or fixed term contracts.

Applicable to:

• Community Qualified Nurses,

• Community Hospital Qualified Nurse

• Paediatric Occupational Therapists

• Immunisation Team Nurses

• Paediatric Physio and Speech & Language Therapists

• Health Visitors located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• Speech and Language Therapists**

• Occupational Therapists**

*Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

** For Surrey Downs Health and Care contract only

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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

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