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Senior Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a people person? Are you motivated, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator? If yes, then this may be an ideal opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive Occupational Therapy team.

An exciting Band 6 role has arisen within Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join our expanding Stroke Service to work at Maidstone & Sevenoaks Hospital and in the community setting. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and to gain specialist clinical skills, support and supervise others and participate in service development.

A Band 5 development role will be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to work in a fast paced and busy environment, have excellent communication skills and have experience of an acute hospital setting. You will have the opportunity of working within the acute setting on the newly built HASU and ASU as well as the rehab patway in the community and at Sevenoaks.

We strive to provide a friendly and supportive working environment and offer access to in-house training opportunities and external training. We are committed to supporting the education of Occupational Therapy students.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

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)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed,

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Member of Professional Body
  • Member of special interest group
  • Practice Educator Qualification.


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Post qualification experience with experience in an acute physical setting
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Experience of working as part of an occupational therapy team and/or multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with support workers
  • An understanding of common neurological conditions
  • In depth knowledge of stroke.
  • Application of OT theory in the treatment of medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions in an inpatient setting


Desirable

  • Experience of acute in patient treatment
  • Experience within acute stroke.
  • Supervision of junior staff and students
  • Knowledge of SSNAP


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Experience and commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to delegate to others appropriately
  • Computer literate


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital & Sevenoaks (Cross Site)

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME169QQ

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359-6004815-T1-B

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