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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Pulross centre
£39,866 - £49,704 p.a inclusive of HCA
25/11/2018 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.

Calling for dynamic, and motivated Highly specialist, Occupational Therapist, looking for an opportunity to work in an inpatient setting as part of   supportive, innovative and thriving community Neuro-rehabilitation service within one of the highest performing trusts in the country.

Our services:

The Community Neuro-Rehabilitation Team offers a comprehensive service to adults with neurological conditions living in the inner city boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as part of Guys and St Thomas's Foundation Trust.

Due to service redesign we are in the position to offer an exciting opportunity for a band 7 highly specialist occupational therapist to work as part of our specialist, 2B bed based Neuro-rehabilitation team based at the Pulross Centre in Brixton.

You will be part of a team providing complex case management and therapy for patients with a neurological condition including stroke and spinal cord injury and progressive conditions , undergoing a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. You will provide a highly specialist occupational therapy service, working closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team with whom you will be based.

At The Pulross centre in Brixton we are proud of our good reputation and the feedback that we receive from our patients and their families. We work closely with our nursing colleagues to promote delivery of a 24 hour approach to the rehabilitation experience. As well as providing daily therapy to match the standards for our designation as a 2B service, we provide group therapy programmes, self-directed activities and emphasis on self-management and self-efficacy. There is also a patient accessible garden providing the opportunity for activities and relaxation.

Our 2B neuro-rehabilitation service is linked with services at Kings College hospital as part of the Kings Health partnership. We benefit from the support of the neuro-rehabilitation consultants and have closes links with the neuro-rehabilitation teams based at Orpington hospital, both 2B and level 1 rehabilitation.The 2b team work closely with staff of St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital’s as well as other providers and commissioners.. 

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of a Rehabilitation Consultant, a Clinical Manager, a consultant Clinical Neuro-Psychologist and Psychology Assistant, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, a Speech and Language Therapist, Rehabilitation Assistant, Social Workers and the Nursing team. There is also a GP visiting the ward who provides invaluable support. 

The 2B service is part of a much wider community neuro rehabilitation service that includes four other teams, the stroke service, the neuro conditions team, the Neuro Enhanced Transition Team (NETT) and a Neuro Navigator service. 

As part of our Service, you will be expected to contribute to multidisciplinary service development and improvement initiatives and will also be expected to supervise and support junior staff, and train others. 

You should have knowledge and awareness of evidence based assessments and treatment programmes, and good knowledge of the use of clinical outcome measures. You must possess excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills, be skilled at working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, and be able to deliver high standards of clinical care, in order to achieve good outcomes for clients. You should demonstrate a willingness to accommodate future service changes and flexibility to work across different Trust sites and settings if so required.

This position would suit individuals keen to enhance their specialism in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions whilst developing strategic planning and managerial skills. As a B7 Occupational Therapist you will have significant postgraduate experience working with adults with neurological conditions and neuro rehabilitation. This would include neuro cognitive assessments and preferably splinting experience.

Our staff are well-supported through supervision, the appraisal process and our programme of in-service training in addition to the benefits of belonging to Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust and Kings Health Partners, an Academic Healthcare Centre.

Our neuro rehabilitation services, continually strive to improve service delivery and contributions from all staff are highly valued.

Our professional offer to you:

At GSTT, we are committed to providing you with:

  • Support from experienced Clinical Managers from across a range of professions, including access to our Professional Leads in our Community and Hospital settings
  • An annual appraisal and personal development plan (PDR)
  • In-service development programs and regular supervision
  • Support to undertake research, audit and service evaluation and development
  • Training links to London Southbank and King’s College Universities
  • Support to develop your skills in preparation and presentation (for teaching)

Closing date: 25 November 2018 at midnight

Interview Date: 6 December 2018

For further details

Helen Reed (clinical manager 2b beds) or 0203 049 5561 or Varsha Davendra (Clinical Manager Stroke) or 0203 049 5348.

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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

Helen Reed (clinical manager 2b beds) or 0203 049 5561 or Varsha Davendra (Clinical Manager Stroke) or 0203 049 5348.

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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