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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Description

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.




Stroke Unit

“Enabling people to maximise their potential to live well”

We are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with knowledge, experience and relevant skills in the specialist area of Stroke.

The successful post holder will provide specialist occupational therapy interventions to promote rehabilitation and independence, as well as applying complex stroke skills on the stroke unit. This includes assessing and treating patients in both acute and rehabilitative stages.

You will be actively involved in the development of the Stroke Therapy team as well as the wider Stroke Service as an excellent multidisciplinary team player.

There will be opportunities and an expectation that you will be involved in projects to improve aspects of the therapy service relevant to this area.

Our large friendly department offers regular supervision, appraisal, training and development opportunities.

As a Senior Therapist you will be expected to supervise and manage the development of junior therapists and support workers, as well as supervising students.

Ability to drive essential, to fulfil the requirements of the post.

For further information please contact:

Vickie Hopton, Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist, GRH  ( Phone number removed ) /2952 ( Email address removed )

Angela Dodd, Lead Clinical Physiotherapist, GRH  ( Phone number removed ) /8597

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Hours: 375 hours per week

Salary: £26,302 - £35,225 gross per annum

Job Reference: 318-16-565JS Closing Date: 25th October 2016

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Committed to safeguarding our community

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

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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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