Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 22 February 2024
Start your OT career with UK's leading heart and lung hospital.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a rotational occupational therapist to join us. At the Royal Papworth Hospital, we put patients at the centre of our practice, utilising our dual-training in physical and mental health to maximise occupational performance. We offer a growing range of occupational therapy interventions, which will enable you to unleash your creativity.
We are looking for an occupational therapist who wants to be part of an innovative department, to help drive forward our ambitious vision of shaping the future of Cardiothoracic Occupational Therapy.
You will develop your Occupational Therapy expertise and leadership skills within the following areas clinical areas:
*Heart and lung transplant
We will provide you with regular supervision, appraisal and offer attendance on a preceptorship programme if required. You will have opportunities to develop professionally through a full competency package and in-house training, as well as participation in service improvement initiatives.
This post requires contribution to Bank Holiday and Weekend working. This post is advertised as full-time, however we will consider part-time applicants to job share.
Main duties of the job
This rotational post within an innovative occupational therapy department is for a newly or recently qualified occupational therapist, with an interest in developing their clinical expertise within the following areas: cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplant, respiratory medicine, cardiology and critical care.
You will work autonomously to provide occupational therapy assessments and interventions with a range of patients in the hospital. You will be working closely alongside a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and support workers, to provide and efficient and effective delivery of occupational therapy.
You will have the opportunity to participate in departmental research and audit, and be provided with regular supervision and appraisal to develop professionally.
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.
Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.
The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.
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On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.
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