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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - 18 month Secondment/Fix Term

Job Reference: 347-BAND-6-OT-FTC

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Southport, Southport
£30,401 - £37,267

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Occupational Therapist – Stroke/Rehab Service


Occupational Therapy

18 Month Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

Full time

37.5 Hours

£30,401 - £37,267

Working Pattern: 37.5 hrs which may include flexible (weekend and extended days) working.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a progressive NHS Trust. It is committed to providing and developing innovative high quality services to the communities that it serves.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated Occupational Therapist to join our Stroke/Rehab Therapy Team at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with relevant working experience, particularly in stroke/rehab to cover an 18 month secondment/Fixed Term Contract. The successful applicant will join a well-established and supportive team with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary working which works across 6 days.

We work in partnership with our colleagues in primary care and social services to strive to promote a seamless transfer of care to the community.

Applicants need to demonstrate how they meet the essential and desirable criteria in their application form as we use this to short list. Visits into the community are also part of the role so the ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post is essential.

If you believe you have the skills that we are looking for and are ready for a challenge then we want to hear from you.

You must have:

  • Recognised Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered
  • Relevant experience in stroke/rehab


We can offer you:

• Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.

• Clinical supervision in line with our supervision guideline

• Appraisal with 6 month review

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable
adult's disclosure)


Advertising date - 11th September 2019

Closing date - 24th September 2019

Shortlisting - 25th September 2019

Proposed Interview Date - 3rd October 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or visit contact Heather Duff, Clinical Therapy Manager on 01704 70 4892/4940 or Katie Hinds or Rosanne Lawrence Team Leads on 01704 704940.

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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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