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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6


Full time hours, Part-time will be considered.

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St Annes

£30,401 - £37,267 pro rota

29/10/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

"As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce".

If you are a highly motivated Occupational Therapist with an interest in working within a community based specialist weight management service you will not want to miss out on this opportunity. The Local Specialist Obesity Service (LSOS) has been commissioned to provide tier 3 weight management services for individuals with multiple long term conditions. These conditions include diabetes, coronary heart disease, sleep apnoea and musculo-skeletal conditions which co-exist with obesity. The LSOS is a multi-disciplinary team including a lead physician, health psychologist, dietitians, occupational therapists, occupational therapy technical instructor and assistant practitioners working together towards enabling people to lead healthier lives. The LSOS exists as part of a local pathway of care for those individuals considering bariatric surgery as a treatment option, but also to provide the wider local health economy with expert guidance in the most appropriate
interventions for healthier weight management.

The post would be suitable for an Occupational Therapist who has a passion of working with clients with complex needs to support their independence and function, working within a dynamic, and friendly multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will have a range of occupational therapy skills and experience to support care and treatment with their patients. They will have excellent clinical skills, and will be able to work as a team and work autonomously; they will have excellent organisational skills, flexibility and time management skills in order to work within this busy service.

We are committed to continuing professional development and embedding the trust values, the successful candidate will be well supported by the senior occupational therapist within the team, there will also be the opportunity to access peer supervision with other weight management services & the opportunity for role and professional development.

The service operates Monday to Friday, throughout the year the successful candidate will be expected to work some evening work.

Please click here to view our Care and Compassion Day Video

Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £23+£4 (standard disclosure) or £40+£4 (enhanced disclosure) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly installments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment.

Applicants are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service, which will save the cost of repeated disclosures between employers, in return for a annual registration fee of £13.

Please Note that for Volunteers requiring a DBS check no charge will be made

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.

Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

* Condition Of Service
* Working for the Trust
* Guidance on Pre-Employment Checks
* Statement on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
* About the Trust

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Natalie (Tilly) Wild

Occupational Therapist

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