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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2019.

Band 5 - Rotational Occupational Therapist, Clinical Support Services

Job Reference: 360-C-6242-RA6

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Watford and St Albans, Watford and St Albans
£24,174 - £31,088 pa inc HCA

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your Occupational Therapy career within our well established and dynamic Inpatient Therapy Service that includes Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital.

This post allows the post holder to gain experience within varied settings. The rotations are 6 months in duration, and consist of: Stroke, Care of the Elderly, Medicine, Surgical, and Orthopaedics – trauma and elective.

Each rotation is supported by a robust senior tier with a wealth of experience to help guide and support post holders in individual learning needs but also to strive to ensure that the best standards of care are provided. A well established probationary, supervision and apprasial process is in place to help facilitate this. We also offer In-Service training opportunities and experience will be gained in the informal supervision of assistants when appropriate.

There are also opportunities for study leave and course funding both internally and externally.

West Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a busy acute district general with most of the main caseload now centralised at the Watford General Hospital site, with the exception of the elective orthopaedic service which is at St Albans City Hospital.

As a trust we have one of the largest Acute Assessment Units which provides opportunities to provide rapid but comprehensive assessments to help support patients to the most appropriate place of care. The teams have established relationships with our community bedded counterparts and are building strong relationships with the community team rapid support services as they develop, including rapid response and early supported discharge for stroke, to enable best patient care. We also run a Frailty Unit service.

We have a 19 bedded ITU. We additionally have Dementia and Delirium specialist therapists in both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy who can help develop and support, our Band 5’s, with any complex patients in the acute setting.

The department is a 7 day working service and this post would be included in that rota (frequency of 1:6 weekends) with rest days in the following week. This is underpinned by a competency framework.

Watford General Hospital is within easy walking distance of the Metropolitan line (underground) and London Midland overland Train at Watford Junction Station, which is a 20 minute journey away from London Euston.

Car drivers also have easy access via main motorways.

We are also surrounded by picturesque villages, bustling towns, great shopping, bars and restaurants.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Marina Murray, Therapy Team Lead, 01923 436 310.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities, if you need help please ask.

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.

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