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Fantastic new opportunities to join our team!
Our Occupational Therapy service is recognised for its innovative thinking and high-quality care.
There's just one thing we're missing - YOU!
We’ve now got some truly exciting opportunities on offer for you to join our supportive and friendly team, and help us achieve our simple purpose of Putting Patients First.
Continue reading below for all our latest roles...
Band 6 Neurology Senior Rotational Therapist (x2)
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Would you like a career in Neurology and to specialise and develop in the areas of Acute Stroke, Complex Care, Acute Neuro rehabilitation as well Neuro-Outpatients?
We have two fantastic Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist opportunities available at our largest hospital site, Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
These posts would be suited to Band 5s with some post-graduate neurology rotational experience or novice Band 6s looking to specialise in these highly rewarding areas.
The potential candidates would be supported and developed through our Novice to Expert career framework. This is a framework that offers a clear demarcation between the expectations for a novice Band 6 OT and someone who is meeting the expectations and carrying responsibilities of an experienced Band 6 OT.
You will be supported by a very experienced workforce. These include Clinical Strategic Lead OTs and Clinical Specialists. Our service also has a Clinical Practice and Education Lead who works with our Band 6 clinicians, developing robust training and development.
You will be part of the monthly Neuro in-service training programme and a new MDT Therapy Stroke Training programme with the Community Stroke Team.
You will be supported to attend a variety of training:
- Introduction to Bobath
- Splinting in Neurology
- Braintree Cognitive Package
- Posture and Seating
We would also be happy to support your first annual membership fee with RCOT Specialist section for Neurological Practice.
Main duties of the job:
Your caseload will have an emphasis on patients with acute stroke or a neurological illness or critical care requiring excellent assessment and treatment skills and the ability to discharge the patient onto the most appropriate rehabilitation service.
Internal rotations include:
Hyper Acute and Acute Stroke
This is an opportunity to enhance initial assessment skills, intervention planning, and discharges of Acute Stroke patients. There is an emphasis on multi-disciplinary working in particular, joint initial neurological assessment of patients with Neuro Physiotherapists and joint therapy sessions with Speech and Language Therapists.
The newly developed Complex Care team has been designed to include patients that have complex needs and therefore require more specialist assessments and interventions focusing on cognition, orientation, delirium, application, and interpretation of standardised tests, upper limb and splinting, seating and positioning, and therapeutic manual handling. This rotation includes in-reach to Critical Care, cross-site working and out-reach into the community.
This service provides assessment and intervention to patients with a neurological diagnosis to facilitate occupations that matter to them using functional, remedial, and education approaches. Rehabilitation of cognitive and upper limb deficits, driver screening assessments, and upper limb splinting.
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Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant
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We're also offering an exciting opportunity for a Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Acute Stroke Team at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.
This 30-hour post would be ideal for jobseekers looking to develop an exciting career in Occupational Therapy, whether in further assistant roles in the future or embarking on OT training at university.
This role will play a vital role in supporting OTs with the assessment and treatment of patients that have experienced a Stroke, working within an acute ward setting. You will be delegated specific OT tasks and will be required to conduct community visits to support ongoing OT needs like equipment provision and fitting in order to facilitate patient discharges from hospital.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals that will be able to demonstrate a safe and effective patient-centred approach to care. You need to be professional and self-motivated with excellent communication skills and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
You will be part of a large OT team consisting of Clinical Strategic Leads, Clinical Specialist OTs, Senior OTs, Rotational OTs and other OT Assistant Practitioners and OT assistants.
Acute Stroke is a very fulfilling specialty, and you will work with patients that have experienced a Stroke and need assistance with recovery to get home or for further rehabilitation.
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust, providing care and treatment from three main sites - the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, and Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.
We deliver a wide range of services to a population of nearly 600,000 people in Worcestershire as well as more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.
Last year we provided care to more than 250,000 different patients – that is 40% of the Worcestershire population receiving care at one of our hospitals.
We employ nearly 7,000 people and have hundreds of local people volunteer with us.
Worcestershire is a largely rural county, with four main towns – Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester – lying between the Cotswolds, the Welsh border and Birmingham. There are four further substantial market towns, Droitwich, Evesham, Malvern and Pershore.
There are a number of high-quality schools across the county and the major motorway network of the M42, M5 and M6 provide excellent links to the rest of the West Midlands and beyond. Local leisure facilities are well developed and the area has easy access to Birmingham and the South West.