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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2019.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 370-AHP5TRP-486

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies Rotational Posts
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Occupational Therapist

Our vision is high quality, safe healthcare and our staff working together to provide excellent health care services. If you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below.

We have exciting opportunities for Occupational Therapists to join our Band 5 rotations within aforward thinking and supportive Therapy Service. We have an interesting and varied rotational programme which includes experience in the following areas:
Acute medical inpatients

Dementia unit

Intermediate care unit

Outpatient Occupational Therapy including hand surgery

Neuro rehabilitation - in patients, early supported discharge and out patients


Surgical rehabilitation

Rapid response team

We also have links with our colleagues in Northwest boroughs and are able to offer access to their rotations which includes Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Community Therapy, Paediatrics, Aids and Adaptations and Mental health.

We are actively involved in a number of AHP strategy improvement projects including the “NHSI AHPs Supporting Patient Flow Collaborative” and the Trust has just launched their first trainee advanced practitioner posts.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our Occupational Therapy team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Our ideal candidate will be confident, have appropriate NHS training and will be clearly able to demonstrate a desire to actively participate in all aspects of the role. The successful candidate must be an effective team player with good communication and organisational skills. They will be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand.

Completing a mixed rotation at Band 5 level provides you with a well-rounded set of clinical skills which will serve you well in your future career progression. We actively encourage and support succession from Band 5 to Band 6 Occupational Therapist.


As a service we offer:
• Regular supervision
• Opportunities for professional & personal development
• Service Development opportunities
• In-service training & post graduate education
• Clinical Supervision
• Flexible Working
• Good multidisciplinary working

The working hours for this post will be 37.5 hours - over 5 working days which, on some rotations, will include Saturday and Sunday working.

Based across the Trust sites for therapy services including Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington WA5 1QG and Halton Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn WA7 2DA

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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