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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 390-MSK-1149-

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff-on Sea
£24,214 - £30,112 Per annum

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

We are currently looking for enthusiastic Junior Occupational Therapists to join our rehabilitation team.

Our Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and Practice Development Occupational Therapist work closely with the junior therapists to provide a supportive environment for staff to develop during their rotations. We also have highly skilled band 7 Occupational Therapists who are able to provide supportive rotations with regular supervision and teaching to support your development within each rotation The successful candidate will be a Member of British Association of Occupational Therapy, registered with Health Professional Council and have a Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

The Junior Occupational Therapy rotations we offer are:

  • Acute Stroke Unit & Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Medical Wards, including pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Oncology Wards
  • Surgery including amputees
  • Orthopaedics
  • Frailty Wards
  • A & E and Admission Avoidance Service
  • Paediatrics

The posts are full time permanent rotational positions and are subject to a 6 month probationary period to support the successful candidate to settle into and develop within the post. The posts will involve weekend working and working an extended working day in the some rotations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carley Ray, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist


Telephone: 01702 435555 ext 8428

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer.

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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