Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.
At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.
Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.
Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.
Senior Occupational Therapist
Acute Stroke – Static Band 6
Full time (37.5 hours)
Therapy Services, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
We have a vacancy for an experienced HCPC registered Senior Occupational Therapist to join our specialist therapy team on the Acute Stroke Unit at Broomfield Hospital. The ideal person will have excellent clinical skills and a desire to develop their stroke knowledge and skills further.
We have a 32 bedded unit providing acute stroke care. This includes care for patients post thrombolysis and patients that return to us following thrombectomy treatment at a neighbouring trust. The stroke unit works closely with the local Stroke Rehabilitation Units and Early Supported Discharge team and actively participates in Stroke research.
Therapy Services is a friendly and supportive department with a strong focus on professional and personal development, and a commitment to regular clinical supervision for all staff, as well as annual appraisal.
Successful applicants must be:
• Proactive and dynamic
• Committed to personal and professional development
• Committed to providing a high standard of patient care with an innovative approach to delivering stroke specific assessments and rehabilitation
• A Team Player who strives to achieve high standards in line with the National Guidelines and the Stroke Strategy.
Supervision of junior staff, assistants and therapy students is also part of this role. There is a requirement for the post holder to participate in our rostered weekend and public holiday service.
Come and be part of the team and help us lead the way in providing high quality Stroke care to the local population.
All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.
MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.
All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)
All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.
This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.
In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.
We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.
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.