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Specialist Palliative Care Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-040-FB

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Community Teams - Various localities
Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds
£30,401 - £37,267

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Role: Specialist Palliative Care Occupational Therapist

Band: 6

Salary: £30,401 - £37,267pro rata

Hours: 20 hours per week (Flexible working patterns will be considered)

Location: Cheltenham, Tewksbury and North Cotswolds (reflects hospice locality)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills to join our specialist countywide team. This post will be covering Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the North Cotswolds. The post holder will be closely linked with the Specialist Palliative Care Nurses currently based at Leckhampton Court Hospice.

The post holder will be expected to perform assessments and interventions with palliative patients within their own homes, facilitating preferred place of care. The work will involve prioritising referrals / workload on a daily basis and management of a caseload of patients with complex needs, working as part of an extended MDT. The post holder will also be required to provide expert knowledge of palliative care occupational therapy as a resource to other teams.

This exciting role demands excellent team working, innovation and commitment to the delivery of expert patient care.You will be required to have at least 2 years’ experience of working with individuals with palliative care needs and an understanding of working in the community will be beneficial.

HCPC Registration and the ability to travel with the use of your own vehicle within the county is essential. We are willing to discuss any requirements for flexible hours by interested applicants.

For informal enquires or visit please contact Tamsin Pylee or Hayley Farr on 0300 421 6456. If you would like to discuss any other aspect of this role, hours/working days etc please contact Trish Dowling on 07876 714106.

Short-listing date: Friday 31st May2019

Interview date: TBC

This post is subject to a DBS check and successful candidates are expected to undertake an enhancedDBS check with barring for adultsat their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

UK Registration

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

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