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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 359-EMS7904

Employer:
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Department:
Therapies
Location:
Maidstone Hospita
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital trust, providing hospital services to around 500,000 people living in the south of west Kent and parts of north east Sussex.

The Trust operates from two primary sites; our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the first all single room NHS hospital in England, and Maidstone Hospital, home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the southeast.

The Tunbridge Wells hospital is also a level 2 trauma centre. All of this, and future plans for development make this an exciting time to be part of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

We are looking for a Part Time Band 6 to join the team at Maidstone Hospital which includes opportunities in medicine, surgery and elderly care.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to become part of our team to further develop core occupational therapy skills and specialist knowledge whilst developing clinical leadership skills. If you are looking for a new challenge to further your skills this could be the post for you.

We prioritise the development of our staff and to support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Strong clinical and managerial supervision
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes
  • Excellent CPD activities - Inservice Training

You will require a commitment to multidisciplinary working, excellent organisation and communication skills and a proactive approach to their own development. They will need to be able to work in a fast paced environment and have experience of an acute hospital setting.

The Occupational Therapy Department is part of an integrated Therapy Service delivered across the Trust’s two sites - Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone General Hospital

You will be required to participate in weekend working. Pay enhancement for unsocial hours is available in accordance to Pay and Condition Circular Agenda for change.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Interviews: Friday 31st January 2020

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Duffy 01892 635505




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Please contact the Recruiting Manager for an informal discussion should you have any queries relating to the role for which you are applying. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via an email as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you receive an invitation to attend interview, please confirm or decline your attendance. Interview slots will then be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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