Current vacancies at the Trust

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£38,035 - £48,256 p.a inclusive of HCA
02/04/2018 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 Occupational Therapist, looking for an opportunity to work in a 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 stroke and other neurological conditions living in the inner city boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as part of Guys and St Thomas's Foundation Trust.

You will be aligned to the Stroke pathway which provides acute rehabilitation in the form of early supported discharge (ESD) or community stroke 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.

The team comprises physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, a stroke specialist psychologist and rehabilitation support workers. GSTT’ s community stroke team has been recognised nationally as a “high performing team” by SSNAP and enjoys close working relationships with staff of St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital’s stroke units. The Community Stroke service was a pioneering implementer of Stroke Early Supported Discharge and has won several local and regional awards and commendations for its services.

This position would suit someone keen to enhance their specialism in stroke rehabilitation within a holistic and innovative service while developing your leadership and managerial skills .You will have the opportunity to lead on areas of service development. The post will be based at either the Dulwich Community Hospital or Pulross Intermediate care Centre. Willingness to accommodate future service changes and flexibility to work across different Trust sites and settings is essential.

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.

Our professional offer to you:

At GSTT, we are committed to providing you with:

  • Support from experienced Clinical Team leaders and 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: 2nd April 2018 at midnight

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 09/04/2018

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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 information on the positions available, please contact: Anna Findlay (B7 Occupational Therapist) or 0203 049 5577 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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