An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and passionate Occupational Therapist to join our OT rotation team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
As a combined Therapy Department, employing over 250wte Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Band 2-4 Therapy support staff, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality therapy intervention across a range of inpatient and outpatient settings.
As a large, acute teaching hospital we provide the opportunity to work in numerous clinical areas around the Trust for around 9 months at a time on a rotational basis which currently includes:
Your caseload will include early acute rehabilitation as well as complex discharges, giving you the opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, the whole multi-disciplinary team. You will also be involved in service development projects and have the opportunity to supervise other staff and students. All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a 7-day service including weekends and bank holidays as part of a rota system.
You must have good communication skills, be able to adapt their skills to a variety of clinical areas and be able to demonstrate your involvement in teaching, supervision and audit. Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional development from specialist band 7 therapists.
We are a modern, flexible and progressive department, looking to appoint both full time and part time staff to join our teams. Are you currently wanting to work specific hours If so, call us – we would be interested in talking to prospective applicants who could commit to working a minimum of 3 days per week. We are keen to offer a range of working hours for the right candidate – that could be you!
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 Friday, 19 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.
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.
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Senior Occupational Therapist