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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Wirral Community Healt
Pennant House, Bebington
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.

We are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in the Rehabilitation at Home Service, covering a member of the team on secondment who is on secondment for 12 months.

We are a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and technical instructors who see people across the Wirral who are best treated in their own homes, the work is varied and interesting and no two days are ever the same. You will provide holistic assessments, work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and be able to follow up patients to enable them to reach their rehabilitation potential.

This is a great development opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or 6 Occupational Therapist who is interested in gaining experience, or wondering what it is like, working in the community.

You will:
  • Demonstrate a broad range of post graduate experience
  • Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess sufficient knowledge and skills to manage a complex caseload
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage an unpredictable caseload
  • Be hard working and enthusiastic

We are a friendly team who are patient-centred and value our staff. You will be well supported by more experienced therapists and via our robust supervision, training and appraisal structure.

Please provide information in your application as to how you meet the requirements of the role and clear reasoning as to why you are interested in working in the community.

Current HCPC registration with the relevant therapy qualification is essential to this post. The role involves visiting people at home so access to a car for work purposes is essential. Appointment to the post will be subject to successful interview, references, DBS clearance and Occupational Health checks.

If you don't know much about Wirral, you won't be disappointed by what the beautiful Wirral peninsula has to offer. This little corner of the UK has a stunning coastline and breath-taking countryside; it has got a bit of everything for people of all ages and is within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKerri DavenportJob titleTherapy Team LeaderEmail addresskerri.davenport@nhs.netTelephone number0151 514 2444

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Closing Dates: The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information: Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them . The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations: The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Further Information: WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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