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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapists to join the Therapies Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands. The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital based on the two hospital sites of The Royal Stoke and County Hospital.

The post rotates across a variety of specialist inpatient and outpatient areas which include:

Critical Care - early rehabilitation of trauma, surgical, medial and neurological patients, including cognitive assessment, functional assessment, splinting and casting.

Palliative Care - oncology/renal conditions, fast track D/C planning & complex manual handling assessments & equipment provision. Long term life limiting conditions and challenging conversations.

Frail Elderly - frailty management, patients with dementia, falls management, complex discharge planning.

Emergency Portals - rapid decision making in relation to d/c planning and equipment provision & admission avoidance. Working across A+E and same day discharge wards.

Medicine - wide range of medical conditions including Non-Invasive Ventilation, MND, Cardiology & post Critical Care Step down, complex d/c planning, specific knowledge in seating wheelchairs.

Orthopaedics - At County we also offer input to elective orthopaedics supporting complex discharges.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a large combined therapies team, which can offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Supervision will be provided by an Advanced Therapist and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.

Therapy Services at UHNM work within a 7 day shift system therefore the post holder will be required to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree/Dilpoma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • CPD relevant to speciality area


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 18 months post-graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist


Desirable

  • Experience gained in an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specilaity area
  • NHS experience
  • 2-4 years post graduate experience


Skills, Ability and Knowledge

Essential

  • Good communicator - in writing


Desirable

  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent

ST4 6QG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

205-6244330

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