Specialist Occupational Therapist Medicine and Surgery
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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The opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the medicine and surgery team at Stepping Hill Hospital.
Do you like a challenge?
Are you innovative?
Are you solution focussed?
Are you someone who can make a difference?
Do you hold specialist knowledge and experience in the diversity of medical and surgical sub specialities?
This post is ideal for a current band 6 or a band 5 OT who is ready to progress in their career.
Are you a band 5 who is keen to progress but not sure if you are ready? Please ring for information about the support we can offer.
Then this role is for you.
Main duties of the job
We are a proactive friendly and welcoming team comprising of Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Technical Instructors and Therapy Assistants covering the medical and surgical specialities:
- Acute Respiratory
- Elderly medicine
The right candidate will gain experience across all these areas to challenge, invest and develop.
Stockport Foundation Trust is forward thinking and embracing new ways of working. We invest in our staff and reward dedicated work. Staff learning and development is a key focus for the Trust and is supported by the ability to attend internal and externally approved courses.
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
The Organisational Development Team is developing new opportunities to invest in AHP workforce have equal opportunities. The Trust offers you access to an excellent library with full time librarians to assist you with your own development and that of your teams.
Within the team we have a robust in-service training package you will be accessible to you and further support your learning.
Our team embraces new and better ways of working, we encourage ideas from every team member, we constantly develop and demonstrate our change outcomes with QI methodology. So you will be welcomed to a dynamic, constantly evolving, supportive, quick witted, professional team.
We are excited to read your application to see the diverse skills and experience you have to offer.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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