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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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 053 WTE (20 hours) Band 6 Occupational Therapist. This post is a one year, fixed term contract or secondment within the Rheumatology Occupational Therapy Team based at the Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke as part of the wider Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We will also consider applicants at Band 5 level, looking for a development post with potential progression to Band 6 upon gaining suitable competencies specific to Rheumatology.

The role involves the assessment and treatment of a wide range of patients with Rheumatological conditions referred by the Rheumatology team and local GP’s. You will have opportunity to use and develop your specialist Occupational Therapy interventions including the provision of bespoke splinting (thermoplastic and neoprene). You will work as part of a wider outpatient musculoskeletal team working directly with another Band 6 Rheumatology specialist OT, and be supervised by a Band 8a Physiotherapy Practitioner (Hand Therapy & Rheumatology). We have an active in-service training programme with close links to the Hand Therapy service, Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner Teams, and Consultant Rheumatology teams. There is active regional collaboration with opportunities to participate in regular inter Trust peer review visits.
The role is predominantly based in Basingstoke, but may require clinic provision on other Trust sites. The successful candidate will need to be a car driver and have access to a car insured for business purposes.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Kevin Spear  ( Phone number removed )  (Mon/Thurs/Fri)

Leon Ghulam  ( Phone number removed )  (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri).

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.

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