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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-251-LW

Employer:
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Lewis Lane, Cirencester
Salary:
£30,401-£37,267

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Band: 6

Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 pro rata

Hours: Various options regarding hours are available, including:

  • 37.5 hours per week for 33 weeks
  • 22.5 hours per week for 1 year

We will consider a working pattern between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week with the length of contract being on a pro-rata basis

Location: Cotswolds Integrated Community Teams – South Cotswolds

Due to Maternity leave and an internal secondment, we have an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) based in Cirencester. The ICT consists of Community Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Reablement who work closely with our co-located Adult Social Care colleagues.

We work in partnership with GPs, community hospitals, mental health services and voluntary organisations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the teams is a Reablement, person-led approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, thus avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed based services.

We are an active player in the development of the local Primary Care Network entering an exciting time as we work with our partners to develop local place based models of care and merge organisations with the local Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust.

It is a multifaceted role involving both triage and urgent response for rapid assessment of patient need, as well as a caseload of patients in one of the services we provide: bed based Reablement, community Reablement or long term condition management. This is an ideal opportunity for a Band 6 therapist wanting the opportunity to work in a community team at the forefront of development across the urban and rural communities of Gloucestershire.

When applying for this position, please ensure that in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues. This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

Expressions of interest or informal enquiries should be directed to the Team Manager, Bernie White 01285-881-080 or via email at: Bernie.White2@glos-care.nhs.uk or Professional Lead, Sharon McIlwaine on 07891-931-161 or via email at Sharon.mcilwaine@glos-care.nhs.uk

This vacancy is subject to Standard Disclosure for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date: Monday 26th August 2019

Interview Date: TBC




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 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, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade.
Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.


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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