The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
This post is an excellent opportunity for a Band 5 or an existing Band 6 Occupational Therapist to be involved in redesigning of the delivery of Occupational Therapy to two wards which support the cardiac, endocrine and gastric specialties at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The post holder will work with the multi-disciplinary teams on these wards and includes a rotational band 6 Physiotherapist, rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist and Band 4 Assistant practitioner.
This role involves early assessment, treatment, providing advice, information, and equipment while supporting patients and family. An essential quality of this role is the ability to identify patients who can be discharged in a timely fashion but being responsive to patients needing rehabilitation at other venues.
The Occupational therapy Service, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is part of the integrated Rehabilitation Service with the Physiotherapy Service and our staff have excellent clinical and teaching backgrounds and are able to build on your existing skills and knowledge. The service aims to provide a progressive, forward thinking approach to patient care whilst able to support its staff in personal development and continued education and training
If you would like to discuss this post further or arrange an informal visit then please contact Tim Rees (Medicine Team Lead) on telephone number ( Phone number removed ) .
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VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
OUR VALUES - AT THE HEART OF ALL THAT WE DO
At The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values.
Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?
If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.
(For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please see below)
‘TWO TICKS’ SCHEME
We are a committed Two Ticks employer. If you believe that you are eligible for a guaranteed interview under this scheme, please indicate this on your application. More information on eligibility for the scheme can be found below.
If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees to speed up your start date (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent employer. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).
If you haven’t worked for three years or more you should provide us with a reference from your most recent employers; where this isn’t possible we will accept references from someone of sufficient standing within your community who knows you, such as a doctor, solicitor, MP, religious leader/minister.
Applicants who are in, or have just left full time education and have never worked should obtain references from a lecturer or teacher within the educational establishment attended.
***Please be aware that if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to bring the relevant Identification and Qualification documents. For the list of acceptable forms of identification please see below the link to the Establishing Identity document***
We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, flexible working opportunities, Childcare support, a free counseling service, Occupational Health services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.
The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we do advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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