This post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist to work as an integral member of our large Trauma and Orthopaedic Therapy team, within the major trauma centre at University Hospitals Southampton. The successful applicant will possess all the attributes akin to working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team ethos. This position will challenge your skills in the comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation of patients undergoing both elective orthopaedic surgeries, and management of traumatic injuries, including complex multi-trauma presentations.
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
You will be able to demonstrate specific involvement in service improvement, development, and audit. Advanced therapeutic handling and treatment skills will be second nature to you and the ability to teach and share your knowledge and skills base throughout the trauma and orthopaedic MDT and wider therapy teams should be an equally important aspect of this role.
A robust framework of clinical support will be provided through a network of Specialist Therapy team members up to and including Consultant level Therapists, Specialist nurses, and Medical/Surgical Team colleagues. Along with the exposure to the management of a vast array of trauma and orthopaedic presentations, this post will undoubtedly offer ample opportunities for the right candidate to develop their career in this exciting and dynamic field.
If you are driven, motivated, have a solid background of working within a Trauma and Orthopaedic environment, including an understanding of patient rehabilitation pathways, then we would like to hear from you. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, then please feel free to contact us.
Interviews will be held on Monday, 25 July 2022
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.