ROTATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Permanent - Full Time (375 hrs per week)
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation trust is a busy progressive acute general hospital based on the edge of South West London in a lovely area with lots of open spaces. It is right by Richmond Park, the Thames and in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames with its amazing shopping area, lovely pubs and restaurants, Kingston University and it is close to Bushy Park and Hampton Court too. The hospital is opposite Norbiton Station with a frequent network of trains and the train journey into Waterloo is only about 25 min. There are great bus links into central London too.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic Band 5 Occupational Therapist who enjoys a challenge and independent working with the OT and MDT Team. The 6- monthly rotations take place in Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.
The rotation consists of specialties like general medicine, care of the elderly, acute orthopaedics/surgery and acute stroke
It is desirable that candidates have previous NHS experience preferably in Occupational Therapist role in a fast turn over physical acute setting.
You will be fully supported, supervised and encouraged to attend clinical and any other relevant training, to support your learning needs. Well-established supervision structures and teaching programmes are in place. There is a strong commitment to clinical governance, continuing professional development and EBP. There is also an active basic grade support group.
Full clean UK manual driving license is essential.
If you wish you may also join our voluntary OT Weekend/ BankHoliday rota.
Just like throughout health and social care in the UK, the trust is aiming towards 7 day working.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Eva Van Loock, Head of Occupational Therapy/ Professional Lead on ( Phone number removed ) / 2518 (answer phone)
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In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:
- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each others contribution
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
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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