Acute Services Occupational Therapist

Norfolk and Norwich Un
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Competitive salary
05 Apr 2021
13 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to 'provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most', and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others' diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

Are you an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing high quality patient care?

Are you newly qualified or looking to extend your experience?

If the answer is yes then you are the person we are looking for to come & join the over 90 members of staff currently working within the Occupational Therapy Service at NNUH who share your passion.

Due to career progression we are looking for enthusiastic & motivated Occupational Therapists to join our established Band 5 Rotation scheme and help us ensure that we meet the Trust's vision to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most.

We are able to offer a broad range of experience across the following clinical areas
  • Neurosciences
  • Respiratory /Cardiology /Medicine/Older Persons Medicine
  • Surgery/ Trauma / Orthopaedics
  • Hand Therapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Community outreach

We will support you to develop current/ new skills with access to in-service training and professional development. You will receive supervision and annual appraisal; have access to peer support and encouragement to take an active role within your own continuing professional development. If you are newly qualified our OT preceptorship team will work with you as an individual across rotations to help you to consolidate your career progression.

Our busy and evolving world class teaching hospital is the 6th largest Trust in the UK, we have state of the art facilities for modern patient care of nearly a million patients each year and our passion for research and development is supported by our close links to the Norwich Research Park and University of East Anglia where our future Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists & of course Occupational Therapists are trained.

The Trust has excellent facilities and the hospital is situated on the outskirts of the vibrant & historic City of Norwich which has all you might wish for - shopping, entertainment, sports facilities & cultural events. Norfolk is a great place to live as well as work - we have big skies, stunning beaches and beautiful rolling countryside. It is so great that like many of us you may never want to leave.

If you are enthusiastic, forward thinking and wish to deliver high quality patient care, then we would love to welcome you into our team.

If you would like to find out more about this or other opportunities within the Occupational Therapy service then please get in touch - contact Anne Clark, Deputy Occupational Therapy Service Manager.

As post holder, you will:
  • be responsible for assessing and treating your own designated caseload of patients and maintaining their records as an autonomous practitioner
  • carry out day to day supervision of unqualified staff
  • assess risks relating to the discharge process to ensure a safe and timely discharge of patients to the most appropriate setting
  • provide advice and information to patients/ carers including instruction and training regarding use of equipment issued

Driving license required (adjustments will be considered for candidates with a disability).

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. Part time hours may be considered.

Seven day working - Hours to include participation on the weekend rota.

Open to applications: 25th March 2021

Closes to applications: 11thApril 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 19th April 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anne Clark

Deputy Occupational Therapy Services Manager

01603 288192

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The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship - (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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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