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Occupational Therapist (Static Band 5)

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge?

There has never been a better time to come and work at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; we are a leading Teaching Hospital with care, safety, compassion and pride at the heart of our organisation.

With over 8,500 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and are taking pride in caring for our patients – making every moment matter.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join us?

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for

Due to a member of our team receiving a secondment/fixed term opportunity, we have an opportunity for a static Band 5 Occupational therapist to join the Elderly Medicine Therapy team for 12 months.

The successful applicant will carry a full clinical caseload and will offer improved stability at rotation time. The post holder will have opportunity to take on additional responsibility in the teaching and support of more junior staff. The role will also offer the chance to be more involved in service development within the team.

The successful candidate will play an integral role working alongside Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists (PT) on the Elderly Medicine wards in order to support the timely assessment, progression and discharge of individual patients who are referred to the service.

Applicants must have demonstrable postgraduate experience which must include at least one inpatient rotation. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and an understanding of and ability to work within a transfer to assess model of care.

We are a friendly, supportive team who can offer:
• Support from Clinical Team Leader, Band 7 Elderly lead Occupational Therapist and other qualified therapists within the team
• PT/OT working in a close knit team
• Regular Elderly Medicine Therapy team in-service training
• Education and support to obtain and maintain moving and handling and equipment competencies
• Support to attend appropriate training courses
• Trust commitment to CPD, annual appraisals and regular supervision

Interviews scheduled for week commencing: 21 November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Louise Martinez (Elderly Medicine Therapy Lead Occupational Therapist)
Stephanie Kirk (Band 6 Occupational Therapist) on  ( Phone number removed )  or bleep 8106.

We are a fantastic Trust and want the very best and skilled people to work with us in providing excellent patient care.

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Most of our posts are subject to a DBS check, however having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from obtaining a position. Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role. The cost will be deducted from pay.

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.

UK Registration

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