Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist with post graduate experience in a variety of clinical settings within the NHS and with experience in a community setting to join the Integrated Community Services in Shropshire at an exciting time in its development.
You will be part of an integrated team of health and social care professionals, supporting patients in their own homes or community based reablement beds.
A key part of this role is to prevent inappropriate hospital admission, facilitate early discharge or prevent admission to long term care. You will be expected to in reach into the acute hospital to work closely with your health and social care colleagues to facilitate timely discharges.
The service presently runs from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. This post is for 375hours per week, to be worked over a five day period, and there is an expectation to work weekends and up until 8pm on occasions to cover the service provision.
You will provide clinical leadership and support to your colleagues and work closely with the team leader and senior practitioner to develop robust pathways and processes within the team and within the wider voluntary and independent sector.
Applicants should note that where it is deemed that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, it will be the applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check and payment must be made in advance for all bank positions.
The Trust supports a no smoking policy.
Childcare voucher schemes and subsidised childcare support is available to parents.
Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised.
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.
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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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