Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
196-LIS3404-A
Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Thomas'
Town
London
Salary
£38,036 - £48,256 p.a inc HCA
Closing
02/07/2017 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 a highly motivated and skilled Stroke Occupational Therapist?
We are looking for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist (OT) to work within the acute Stroke and Neurorehabiliation service at the St Thomas' Hospital site. The Stroke and Neurology Occupational Therapy team consists of seven occupational therapists and one occupational therapy assistant working as part of a large multidisciplinary team.

The role focus is on leading a team of 3 occupational therapists and assistant in providing an Occupational therapy assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning to patients following stroke or other neurological conditions. You will also be responsible for managing the most complex patients on the caseload.

You will be responsible for supporting the development of knowledge and skills of junior members of staff working in this area and will contribute to service development and teaching alongside the clinical specialist staff in Stroke and Neurology Services.

You will be supervised by the clinical specialist within the stroke and neurology occupational therapy team, and supported by the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and professionally managed by the Trust Head Occupational Therapist.

This post requires applicants to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as collaborative working within the multi-disciplinary and with our community colleagues in health and social services is essential. You will need to be flexible in order to support the team within a busy hospital environment. You will be energetic, keen to critically appraise literature in the field of occupational therapy and deliver evidence based practice.

There is the potential to participate in departmental audits, service evaluations and research projects. There is also the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in team and hospital wide continuing professional development programmes, supervision of junior staff members and students, appraisal, in-service training and joint working.

Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday 13th July 2017.

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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

Nicole Walmsley via email Nicole.Walmsley@gstt.nhs.uk or on phone 020 7188 2073

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.