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Occupational Therapist - Long Covid Vocational Rehabilitation

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year One year fixed term
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Our Solent Long Covid Vocational Rehabilitation Service are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with excellent people and communication skills to join the Team.

The Solent Long Covid Vocational Rehabilitation Service has been established to address specific need within the Long Covid population to support and enable return to work and meaningful occupation. The service will work in alignment with the Solent Neuro Vocational Rehabilitation Services- an established Occupational Therapy led service dedicated to working with people with a variety of neurological conditions.

Vocational Rehabilitation intervention aims to support an individual to achieve goals to succeed in a vocation and return to paid employment, unpaid work experience, voluntary work and, where appropriate, meaningful occupation.

You will predominantly work virtually but where required rehabilitation can be delivered in a variety of settings and be tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

The successful applicant will be expected to work with clients with a Long Covid diagnosis in group and 1:1 settings with support of the Long Covid Vocational Rehabilitation Service team and in collaboration with the wider Long Covid Multi-disciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

*To provide specialist therapy skills to the long covid therapy caseload

*To assess and treat own caseload, which may include complex presentations

*Maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner

*To contribute to the inter-disciplinary working within the team and Locality by teaching, learning & practicing inter-disciplinary skills & techniques as defined by an agreed competency framework or training scheme.

*To support service users to engage with the app based rehabilitation

*Supervise and support junior staff or students

*Continued learning and development through research of new clinical condition

*Contribute to development of new clinical treatment programmes in a changing environment and clinical evidence emerging for effective treatment options

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • UK Health Professions Council Registered Therapist, HCPC, NMC as applicable
  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing as applicable
  • Portfolio evidence of information and learning



  • Experience of student or assistant supervision
  • Experience in profession
  • Evidence of working in a team situation

Additional Criteria


  • Understand clinical governance and its implications for services. Include experience of quality issues and audit.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Takes initiative
  • Ability to present information, written & orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to keep accurate patient notes
  • Competent IT skills

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