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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services. These include Pseudomyxoma Peritonei for which we are one of the only two national centres treating this rare abdominal cancer. The Trust also provides services at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover and outpatient services are provided in Alton, Bordon and Romsey.

The Trust employs around 5,000 staff and our values apply to every member of our Team. These values are centred around caring about our patients and our staff; being accountable and responsible; having respect for all and integrity in everything we do and always encouraging and challenging each other to do our best. To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate that they fully share these values.

Amazing opportunity available for those wanting to gain Band 6 experience in a fast paced, dynamic team offering excellent support and development opportunities. The main focus of the post will be developing our service to the emergency department to facilitate patient's returning to their own home.

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester are looking for a full time 10 WTE Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Acute Team to cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract for one year.

We are looking for a candidate who has experience within the Acute setting and who is committed to ongoing service improvement and the development of junior staff.

You would be joining a supportive, enthusiastic and creative team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Practitioners who have a long history of working together in providing a Therapy service to the surgical and medical wards including AMU.

As a Band 6 at HHFT you can expect to receive regular and robust supervision by the Band 7 Clinical Lead, to lead on service improvement projects, to supervise Band 5 and Therapy Assistant colleagues and to provide clinical support and guidance to Therapy students from our partner Universities.

We provide a service across 7 days so a commitment to 7 day working is essential.
If you are interested in this role we would encourage you to come and meet the team and spend time with us in the working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jane Thorn on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email: ( Email address removed )
Rosie Hart on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email: ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are therefore encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

For more information please visit the Trust website.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted 5 working days before the scheduled interview date.

All communication is via email in the first instance.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. This provides an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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