Occupational therapist Band 5 Development role

Recruiter
Central and North West
Location
Hawthorn intermediate care Unit, Hillingdon
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
21 Jul 2021
Closes
30 Jul 2021
Ref
333-G-HC-0925
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

We recognise that the step between student and professional needs support so we have invested fully in our Band 5s development through robust supervision, a preceptorship programme and internal training. Success at preceptorship enables them to then be an educator for OT students. Career development opportunities are available and many of our Band 5s chose to stay with us in senior posts.

This unique developmental band 5 Occupational Therapy post within the Hillingdon Community Adult Rehabilitation Service (CARS) provides an exciting opportunity to gain inpatient and community experience. As a developmental band 5 you will work towards core competencies over a 9-12 month period. Once you have successfully demonstrated the core competencies you will transition to a band 6 role. The post is suitable for either a newly qualified or a current band 5 Occupational Therapist wanting to further their inpatient and community skills.

CARS is a friendly multi-disciplinary team which includes physiotherapists, speech & Language therapists, dietitians, therapy technicians and rehab support workers. The service focuses on improving and reducing the impact of physical health conditions of service users throughout the borough.

You will be given opportunities to develop core OT skills within the inpatient Intermediate Care Unit followed by a rotation to the community. The community service has specialist stroke, falls, neuro and general teams where you will have the opportunity to gain experience of working with a wide variety of conditions and impairments.

As the position will require you to visit various locations throughout our supported area, it is essential that candidates hold a driver's license and have use of a car for business purposes.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sunoj Jacob Job title: Team Lead , Community Adult Rehab Service,Hillingdon

Email address: sunojjacob@nhs.net

Telephone number: 01895485025

Additional contact information

Pavandeep Chana

Deputy Team Lead

Community Adult Rehab Service

pavandeep.chana@nhs.net

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