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Occupational Therapist Rotational

Band 5

Main area
Therapy Services
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1201
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
08/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

To all newly qualified or about to qualify Occupational Therapists who are looking for an exciting new role.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust comprises of 5 Hospital sites committed to excellent standards of patient care. However this rotation currently includes the Royal Derby Hospital, London Road Community Hospital and 2 community opportunities. These two sites offer a variety of Acute and Community services employing over 100 qualified Occupational Therapists.

You can be guaranteed ongoing learning support from experienced clinicians specialist in their field. Educational opportunities via NCORE and consideration for other courses.

An established preceptorship programme will held guide that transition from student to newly qualified professional.

You will be an enthusiastic Therapist, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing high quality care within both in and out patient areas.

Main duties of the job

You will have 6 monthly rotations (some 1 year) that cover all the core areas of Inpatient ward experience in Surgery, Specialist Medicine, Cancer, Elderly Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedics. Neurology experience including Acute longer term Stroke care, Head injuries. Outpatient experience including hands, Splints, Group Rehabilitation as well as Community based rotations in ICS and Social Services.

With a move towards seven day working the post holders will be required to work weekends. As some of the rotations are based in the community candidates will need to be able to drive and have access to their own car.

Each rotation varies in size of team and areas covered. You will expect to provided with a designated supervisor who will guide, mentor, challenge and encourage your through your rotation.

You will also be provided with an appraiser who will assist in your overall clinical and professional development.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 24th June 2021

Interview date: 8th July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Manage a clinical caseload involving prioritising, assessing, treating and discharging patients.
  • To assist your senior staff members during pressured times.
  • To write legally accurate documentation and input data to record interventions.
  • To support the work experience students when they attend the hospital interested in the role of the Occupational Therapist.
  • To assist with the development of Occupational Therapy students.
  • To contribute to the team service development and quality programme

Person specification

Knowledge training experience

Essential criteria
  • Qualified or registered or due to qualify before October 2021
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrable evidence of acute hospital placement
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable Evidence of working in a care setting outside of university placements

Communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of communication skills
  • Evidence of working as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Use of IT skills

Application form

Essential criteria
  • Concise well structured additional information

Behaviour

Essential criteria
  • Aware of Trusts core values, compassion, openess, excellence PRIDE
  • Evidence of time management skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Justine Williams
Job title
Clinical Team Leader
Email address
justine.williams1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788836