Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join their well-established Band 5 rotational scheme. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their career in an innovative multi-professional therapy service gaining experience in the specialist areas of: Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Specialist and Complex Medicine, Intermediate Care, Community Rehabilitation and Stroke.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and prioritisation skills and be able to demonstrate an adaptable approach to support a 7 day service.
Regular formalised supervision is provided by experienced therapists who will support and encourage the development of clinical skills.There is regular in-service training, preceptorship and Band 5 support.
Main duties of the job
The post offers a 6 monthly rotational programme working across a variety of different areas including Urgent Care, Stroke, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neuro Rehabilitation, MSK Outpatients and Intermediate Care Services in the community.
- The Occupational Therapist will act as an autonomous practitioner both professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work
- Assess and treat patients promoting timely hospital discharge with a home first ethos. You will workas part of an integrated multi-disciplinary therapy team to improve flow and quality of a patient's journey.
- The caseload will be variable and comprise of a variety of conditions.
- Optimise the clinical progress and quality of life of patients by providing individualised assessments, evidence-based recommendations and treatment plans across designated wards and clinics.
- Work as a committed member of the team, contributing to the achievement of Departmental, Team and Trust goals.
- Provide relevant advice and training to health care professionals on speciality.
- Participate in service development.
- Provide specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by National standards and theory.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a clinical therapeutic service to designated wards, outpatient clinics, intermediate and community services at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
- Attend relevant ward rounds/meetings such as whiteboards, and liaise with medical, paramedical, nursing, discharge and social work professionals as necessary.
- Act as a resource for therapeutic information and advice to other professionals.
- Assist with training and updating healthcare professionals, regarding evidence-based therapy, including giving lectures and informal talks.
- Collect all data necessary to meet local information requirements and as required by the Therapy service for monitoring.
- Participate in quality assurance programmes, and development and maintenance of service standards, policies & procedures.
- Participate in personal and professional development through objective setting and regular job review.
- Work as a committed and effective member of the occupational therapy staff in order to maximise the potential of the service and profession.
- Maintain professional competence and expertise by keeping up to date with current research, working practices and models of working.
- Provide occupational therapy cover for other teams as necessary.
- Partake in the weekend service rota where applicable.
Education & Qualifications
Skills & Abilities
Work Related Circumstances
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
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