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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist posted by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
£37,886 - £47,705 / year

Job Description

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

Are you a Band 7 Occupational Therapist or an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist with knowledge and skills in neuro-rehabilitation?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Occupational therapy team on the RHRU. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague wanting to consolidate skills in the management of complex neurological conditions within a supportive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

The RHRU is a level 1a, Tertiary Rehabilitation service which caters for adults with severe complex neurological disability. It has 24 beds and operates over a supra-regional area with a population in excess of 5 million. It is a highly specialised service with a strong focus on patient centred care and a goal setting approach and is nationally recognised as a centre for research.

You will need prior experience of working in an acute / post-acute / neuro-rehabilitation setting and be competent in using a variety of physical and cognitive assessment and treatment approaches. You will also need experience in supervising Junior Therapists. Further competence in complex seating and spasticity management is desirable, as is experience of working with patients in a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC). You will act as a keyworker to patients and their relatives requiring skills in diplomacy, negotiation and problem solving. The RHRU occupational therapy team is dedicated to providing regular in-service training, CPD through regular supervision and support and opportunities for internal and external training.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Knight - Principal Occupational Therapist, Tel: [Click here to apply] or email {Email Removed}

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the website.

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