Occupational Therapist

East Lancashire Hospit
Competitive salary
22 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The Community Integrated Therapy Service at East Lancashire NHS Trust aims to deliver care that is patient centered and goal orientated; delivered around clinical pathways; ensuring effectiveness and efficiency to maximise independence and recovery in a timely manner. The service is provided in a variety of settings including community hospitals, residential care settings, community clinics and patient's own homes.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Community Integrated Therapy Team, working across the Intermediate Care beds and community. This is an exciting role, working in community or in community Intermediate beds.

The successful applicant will be required to work flexibly within the community services across East Lancashire, and could be based at any off the localities.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in working in East Lancashire, and are flexible to offer part time working or condensed hours. We have a number of vacancies so can also offer various locations to be based from.

The service operates across seven days, and as such allows greater flexability in condensed hours or longer working days

The successful applicant will carry a defined caseload of patients, and be responsible for providing specialist advice to other multi agency professionals, junior staff and students. Working alongside colleagues, cross divisionally to support discharge, and facilitate timely therapy review in community.

The post holder will be required to work in a collaborative way across the MDT, Therapy and Orthotic Directorate and more widely with colleagues across the Acute Trust, Community Services, Local Neighbourhood teams, Voluntary Sector and Social Services to maximise independence.

We offer regular formal and informal supervision and regard supporting skills development of our staff as an essential part of our service. In addition, staff are actively encouraged to participate in service wide development.

If you are a qualified Occupational Therapist, with HCPC registration, a sound knowledge of a wide range of physical disabilities and occupational therapy interventions with this client group, and are interested in developing specialist rehabilitation skills within an Inpatient /community Rehabilitation Team we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

The Trust is committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJulie PearsonTelephone number01282 803638

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The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Telephone 01254 732075 or email admin.recruitment@elht.nhs.uk or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer - please see attached for further information

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.

UK Registration

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

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