Due to an expansion of our service we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our vibrant and forward thinking Trauma & Orthopaedic Team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)
UHS is one of the UK’s leading Major Trauma Centres. As a combined Therapy Department, employing over 200 WTE Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Band 2-4 Therapy support staff, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality Therapy intervention across a range of acute and outpatient settings.
As a major trauma centre for the South of England this is an exciting opportunity to work across the trauma and elective orthopaedic wards, managing complex trauma patients who have often been stepped down from ITU and learning from experienced specialist trauma therapists. We have a wide mix of trauma on the unit including #NOFs, amputees, lower limb fractures, head injuries and a ward specialising in dementia care.
As a Major Trauma Centre you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients with varying clinical conditions alongside experienced OTs, Physios and MDT professionals, who will provide you with supervision, peer support and teaching.
You will have the opportunity to supervise band 5 OT staff and assistants, contribute to in-service training, audits and service development projects. There are also opportunities to develop skills in leading your first team, coaching and other managerial skills alongside your clinical expertise.
You will be HCPC registered and you will need to have experience of working in acute Orthopaedics for this post. You will be willing to work flexibly to cover weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.
You will need to be car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel independently between hospital sites or for necessary patient and community visits.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
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.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 09 June 2020
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
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.
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Senior Occupational Therapist