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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2019.

Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 6 - Occupational Therapy

Job Reference: 179-415-19-I

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa pr

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.


Senior Rotational Occupational Therapist - Band 6 -Occupational Therapy - 37.5hpw -Permanent

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for fulltime,permanent, Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our varied and exciting 9 month rotation programme. The post holder would be working in a CQC outstanding rated Trust who greatly supports our staff and patients.

 

This post offers the experience to broaden your clinical and leadership skills in both the acute and community settings in the following areas: orthopaedics, medicine, early intervention team (EIT), community health teams, short term reablement (community based) and neurology. If you are looking for a new challenge to progress to a senior role or gain variety in a range of clinical settings with support for leadership development then please do apply. Seven day working and extended weekday working hours are required for some rotations.

 

This role offers the post holder the opportunity to develop their clinical, managerial and leadership skills within friendly and supportive teams. We are very keen to develop our staff through a career development framework. Training and clinical development opportunities are available to support the successful applicant in addition to providing comprehensive in-service training and regular clinical supervision. We also support the development of the post holders management and leadership skills as part of your senior role and we actively encourage regular CPD.

 

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact Lisa Enright – Professional Lead OT on 01284 713639 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

 

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

 

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

 

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.


For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

 

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

 

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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