We are excited to announce we have several opportunities to join our friendly therapy team at University Hospital Southampton as a rotational band 5.
Successful candidates will join our large Band 5 rotation which consists of 6 month rotations in a variety of specialist clinical areas at a forward thinking acute trust. Rotations are an exciting opportunity to develop clinical skills and broaden your knowledge in a wide variety of clinical areas:
These areas include;
Medicine for Older People
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents 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.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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 working alongside advanced and specialist clinicians in all areas and will have access to regular supervision, training, development and a personal development plan. Our excellent appraisal programme also includes a one year preceptorship programme for new graduates. Our band 5 Occupational Therapists can gain experience in a supervisory role including opportunities to support students. This allows development of their leadership skills and help support career progression.
The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and resilient. You must be a team player whilst being able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your patients. Good communication, prioritisation and organisational skills are essential and we are looking for staff with sound clinical reasoning skills, who thrive on problem solving in partnership with their patients and multiple agencies.
You will need to be a car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel independently between hospital sites for necessary patient visits. The post holder would also need to be willing to work flexibly including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis to support our 7 day service model.
If this exciting opportunity sounds of interest to you…. apply now!
We look forward to hearing from you
Interviews will be held on the 12th of October
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
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.