Rotational Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main areaCommunity Occupational Therapy ServicesGradeBand 5ContractPermanentHoursFull time – 37.5 hours per week Job ref844-4399782 SitePennant HouseTownBebingtonSalary£25,655 – £31,534 PA Pro RataSalary periodYearlyClosing02/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

Rotational Occupational Therapist

We have fantastic opportunities available for new or experienced talented Band 5 Occupational Therapists to work in a variety of community- based therapy services on the Wirral.

The posts are rotational across the Reablement and Early Intervention Service, Wirral Independence Service and Housing Adaptions Team, and in the future may also include rotations in our other community therapy services and/ or in our neighbouring acute Trust.

Rotations are currently 6 months in duration, allowing you time to develop and consolidate clinical skills and experience in each of the specialities.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who can work autonomously and independently manage their own caseload, which can include patients with complex needs with additional supervision.

You will receive support from experienced senior therapists and team leaders, regular supervision, training and other development opportunities contributing to your CPD and career progression. You will be expected to monitor and support the work and development of therapy assistants and students on clinical placements, as well as contributing to the improvement of therapy services.

This opportunity is ideal for an Occupational Therapist who has already worked as a registered practitioner but is ready for a new challenge and the experience of alternative rotations; however, we can support newly qualified Occupational Therapists or those returning to practice through our preceptorship programme and peer support network.

Working for our organisation

At WCHC, our priority is to provide safe, high quality care to our communities every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. Our services are community-based, and we are one of the first Trusts in England to integrate health and adult social care bringing together teams of Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Social Workers to delivery truly integrated health and care.

We strive to be a great place to work and thrive, and are committed to investing in our staff to help them fulfil their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.

Our staff are very much valued and this is why we offer a range of employee benefits including family friendly policies, additional leave purchase scheme, laptops for remote working, free parking, staff wellbeing support services including counselling, inclusive staff network meetings, and a range of ambassadorial engagement roles.

Join Team WCHC and be part of our talented Allied Health Professional (AHP) workforce. Together we play a crucial role in treating, rehabilitating and improving the lives of those we care for.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Occupational Therapy Degree or equivalent

Registration with HCPC

Experience of working in NHS or Adult Social Care

Community Occupational Therapy Teams

Person specification

Essential Job Role

Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time and determine priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to unpredictable caseloads
  • Computer literate
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to empathise with others
  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as an Occupational Therapist
  • Up to date portfolio of continued professional development
  • Punctuality
  • Desirable criteria

  • Two years experience in NHS and/or community settings
  • Ability to manage, supervise and motivate junior staff
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical governance agenda
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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