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Band 7 Occupational Therapist - Acute Medicine and Palliative Care

Job Description

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

This post is suitable for a new or developing band 7. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to lead the Medical OT service at University Hospital Lewisham.

We need an innovative and enthusiastic team player to maximise the potential of the service and direct the team in its development. The role includes supervising an OT team (qualified and assistants) covering specialisms including Acute Medicine, A&E, Respiratory, Cardiology and some Palliative Care.

Additionally the post holder will be responsible for facilitating a Well-being Clinic, working with patients in the survivorship stage of cancer, supporting them with re-engaging with life after illness.

As the team lead, you will also be responsible for supervision, training and development of the team, as well as contributing to departmental and Trust improvements. Service development and audit to evidence efficiency and efficacy are essential and as such experience in this field crucial.

Learning and personal development is encouraged and we have a well-established appraisal system and funding for relevant external and internal courses.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Emma Keane, Lead Occupational Therapist via e-mail, ( Email address removed ) or on  ( Phone number removed )  ext: 8246

Please note that the as part of the application process, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

Shortlisted applicants for posts up to and including band 4 may be invited to sit a basic numeracy and literacy test as part of the interview process. If you have any concerns about your ability in either area you are strongly advised to visit the Excellence Gateway website and try some of the activities and practice questions. If you have been shortlisted and previously passed either test, please make us aware.

Our employment checking processes require that all appointed candidates provide the contact details of their current HR Department.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on  ( Phone number removed ) ; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on  ( Phone number removed ) /6749, Clinical roles at UHL call  ( Phone number removed ) ,  ( Phone number removed ) , for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on  ( Phone number removed ) /5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

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