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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Our vision is: “We will make the Trust the most caring health care provider”. Patients are at the centre of everything we do and all our staff, whatever their role, play an important part in helping us to deliver on this promise. Every day, our staff are guided by the At Our Best standards. We understand how attitudes and behaviours of staff can impact on the quality of care provided so we seek, through recruitment, people who show values matching our own. If you would like to be part of our vision and relate to our values, we would welcome your application.

Proud to be Colchester, proud to improve lives in our community.

:Colchester Hospital has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our trust

1. Rotational Senior Band Six Occupational Therapist: - (Each rotation is for two years and includes the following clinical areas - Elderly, Stroke, Oncology, Neuro-rehab Out Patients, RDAAT and Medical (RDAAT and Medical rotation are 1 year) hours are 800-1600 or 830 - 1630 to cover a 7 day service including a weekend rota (currently 1 in 5 in RDAAT and 1 in 6 in other clinical areas). The successful candidate will commence a 2 year rotation in Neuro rehabilitation Out patients.

The Trust is a dynamic organisation that actively supports clinical initiatives & forward-thinking staff.
You will be working within a vibrant and supportive team that enjoys excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.

We offer:
• Clinical supervision and guidance from Specialist Occupational Therapists
• Bi-Annual Appraisal
• In-service training – general and specialist
• Clinical team meetings
• Peer support and clinical practice meetings
• Hospital Library and access to IT
• Links with the OT course at Essex University including practice placement educator opportunities
• Excellent provision of community equipment and training

If you are interested and have the relevant qualification, and experience, then we look forward to hearing from you. (Band 6 - at least two year’s post-graduate experience)

Closing date for completed applications: 31st of October 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Specialist Occupational Therapists Sarah Marsden on  ( Phone number removed )  and /or
Marjorie Smith on  ( Phone number removed ) 

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended.

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

Colchester offers an attractive range of 21st century amenities in a heritage setting. Beautiful coast and Constable countryside are within easy reach. It has outstanding schools, is served by the A12, and London is only 55 minutes away by train. Here you can combine a great career with a highly desirable place to live. The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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)

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.

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