Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£31,878 - £42,046 p.a. inclusive of HCA
08/07/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Are you an experienced band 5 or 6 Occupational Therapist wanting to develop or consolidate your skills in an award winning Trust? Do you want to join an exciting band 6 rotational programme that covers a range of specialities across acute and community settings?

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, driven and forward thinking Occupational Therapists to join our Band 6 Occupational Therapy rotation.

This is an excellent opportunity for clinically supported development within a Trust that is clinician-led, and strives to provide the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its healthcare services.

Driven by your enthusiasm and interest in gaining a breadth of experience at senior level within a friendly and proactive Occupational Therapy service you would provide specialist assessment and interventions across 17 different areas, including:
• Elective orthopaedics,
• Older people/Medicine (OPU)
• Oncology,
• Specialist Therapy Assessment Team in A&E
• Lane Fox Unit (Respiratory)
• Surgery/Vascular wards
• Hand therapy
• Trauma & Orthopaedics
• Stroke
• Enhanced Rapid Response & Supported Discharge
• Guys & St Thomas’ @ home service
• The Pulross Centre (inpatient rehabilitation unit)
• Amputee Rehabilitation Unit
• Community Rehabilitation & Falls

Each rotation lasts 9 months giving you an opportunity to develop specialist clinical and non-clinical skills.
The Occupational Therapy service has a supportive and progressive management structure with departmental objectives founded upon the principles of the clinical governance framework and trust core values. Multi-disciplinary working within the Trust is well established and Students are accepted on placement from several training schools.
The trust is committed to continuing the professional development of its workforce. The department has structured in-service training supported by personal and professional development plans and yearly appraisals. Staff are encouraged to attend courses to continue their clinical development and participate in multi-disciplinary training programmes.

At Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, we are committed to providing you with:
• Professional expert advice, including access to our Professional Leads in our Community and Hospital settings
• An annual appraisal and personal development plan (PDR)
• Structured in-service development programs and regular supervision
• Support to undertake research, audit and service evaluation
• Training links to London Southbank and King’s College Universities
• Support to develop your skills in presentation (for teaching)

Our professional offer to you:
As a Band 6 OT you will have an opportunity to:
• Develop your discipline specific skills, e.g. assess for suitable equipment, minor home adaptations, cognitive assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning
• Develop your skills in complex case management of clients beyond the scope of your traditional Occupational Therapy practice
• Develop your skills in holistic assessment, problem solving and joint working with other health and social care colleagues, GPs, hospital teams and voluntary sector agencies
• Develop supervisory, leadership and service development skills
• Access appropriate GSTT leadership development training courses to support career development
• Support you to be involved in Occupational Therapy clinical meetings
• Develop your skills in service development

Interviews will be held on 23rd July 2018.

This vacancy will close on 8th July 2018 at midnight.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details please contact Sarah Penfold on phone 020 7188 4169 or via or Rachael Fergusson
Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist on Tel: 020 7188 4180 or via

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7188

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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