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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Rotational

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Welcome to the Isle of Wight NHS Occupational Therapy Service, our Rotational Specialist Occupational Therapist role is a perfect opportunity if you are an Occupational Therapist ready to further your specialist level skills; or if you are an experienced Occupational Therapist who would relish the opportunity to keep growing your expertise.

This exciting role is a fantastic opportunity to develop Specialist Occupational Therapy skills across Community and Inpatient pathways within our Integrated Health & Social Care Occupational Therapy Department.

This post forms part of a rotation through specialities:

- Orthopaedics (Inpatient)

- The Home Environment (Community)

- Palliative (Inpatient)

- Independent Living Centre (Community(

- Risk stabilisation (Community)

- General Medical (Inpatient)

- Facilitating Discharge (Community)

- Rehabilitation (Inpatient)

This post is ideal for a fully developed Band 6 seeking a range of clinical experience or a Band 5 wishing to develop into a Band 6.

You will help prevent admission and decrease care needs, through a range of therapeutic interventions, including complex manual handling and major environmental adaptations (including Disabled Facilities Grant). The effective and efficient assessment of referrals/clients is required and you will have the ability to facilitate (as far as possible) a return to maximum function and independence

You will need to have:

  • Relevant qualifications and current registration with H.C.P.C

  • Current clean, full driving license

  • A combination of relevant skills, experience and knowledge in a wide range of conditions and settings (desirable to have experience of working autonomously)

  • Ability to provide leadership for staff and students.

  • Drive to contribute to the development of the Occupational Therapy Service

  • Demonstrated high-level written and oral (including telephone) communication skills

  • Self-motivation and ability to work in a team environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of quality care and evidence based practice to Occupational Therapy

  • Demonstrated high level of organisational and time management skills

  • Ability to work within the Values and Visions framework of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust

  • A genuine wish to live on a Beautiful Island (with good ferry connections to the mainland)

    This post will be supported through leadership of a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist & Team Lead and the wider Integrated Occupational Therapy Service. We provide an excellent clinical supervision programme, active continuing professional development forum, service development working parties and actively support student placements from Southampton University. You will be part of an integrated (across Social Care and Health) Occupational Therapy service with a strong professional identity and voice.

    The Occupational Therapy service on the Isle of Wight is a large team of motivated driven practitioners who strive for best practice standards. There will be opportunities for participation in research and development of services. At present Community Housing and Adaptations Occupational Therapy are looking for a University to support with a research piece “The impact of Bathing Adaptations on the future care needs of an individual”. Our Facilitated Discharge Pathway will complete a report on the implementation of this new role to be submitted for publication in professional Journals. Inpatient Occupational Therapy will also be presenting a poster presentation at this year’s conference.

    Please contact Sara Quarrie, Principal Occupational Therapist, via  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ) to discuss the opportunities available within the Isle of Wight Occupational Therapy Service.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Island is semi-rural with miles of unspoilt bridleways coursing through National Trust woods and over chalk downs. Spectacular cliff and coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the Island.

House prices compare favourably to the mainland and southern England with a wide choice of desirable property to suit all tastes. In addition, there are excellent public and private schools, and shopping and leisure facilities on the Island have improved enormously in recent years.

There are multiple frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, just 30 minutes away, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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