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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 457-20-006-OT

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Stroke Team
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Occupational Therapist secondment or fixed-term contract 12 months

Salary:  Band 6 £30,401- £37,267pa (dependent on experience)

Location:  Community Stroke Service (City wide) and SPARC Beechill
Hours:  33.75 hours

Post Ref:  457-20-006-OT

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the community stroke pathway. The pathway covers:  Stroke Pathway and Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC) based at Beechill Norfolk Park Road; city-wide Community Stroke Service and Hyper-Acute Stroke (HASU) unit/ Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. This post is rotational and will be based in the community and SPARC with flexibility to cover HASU/ASU as required

SPARC is a 30-bedded inpatient setting providing stroke rehabilitation and discharge planning. The Community Stroke Service (CSS) provides Early Supported Discharge and rehabilitation to patients in their own homes. The service provides city wide cover from two bases and uses mobile technology to allow flexible working across the city. The CSS provides a weekend service to patients and cover is planned on ability and experience. The team embraces multidisciplinary working and comprises of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Stroke Nurses, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Assistants and admin support.

Experience in acute stroke management/rehabilitation is essential, as well as good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Experience and knowledge of neurophysiological, cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, including setting functional goals are also essential. There will be a requirement to supervise Band 5 OT’s and Band 3 Rehabilitation Assistants, and delegate work appropriately.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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