Therapy Technical Instructor & OT Apprentice

Bedfordshire Hospitals
Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton
Competitive salary
05 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

We are looking to a recruit a highly motivated and driven individual as a Therapy Technical Instructor & Occupational Therapy apprentice.

The post holder will carry out a Therapy technical instructor role alongside completing a 3 year Occupational Therapy apprenticeship. This job role will be offered subject to successful acceptance onto the University of Northampton OT apprenticeship program commencing September 2021.

Candidates need to be organised, reliable, self-motivated and have a passion for Occupational Therapy. The successful candidate will have an allocated 'mentor' within the department to help support their education and be the link between work and university.

The candidate will be expected to manage their own time effectively balancing clinical work and university work. Candidates will be released 1 day per week throughout the academic year to attend university.

The OT apprenticeship course fees will be funded via the apprenticeship levy.

We are looking for an individual who is dedicated to the organisation. Following the successful completion of the OT apprenticeship the staff member would transition into a rotational band 5 OT position.

This role includes weekend working.

For further information please contact the OT & Physio department at Luton and Dunstable hospital. Contact details: Cathy O'Mahony - Inpatient OT & Physio manager 01582 497048 or Marcella Daalhuizen - Clinical Lead OT 01582 718797.

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Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

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