Join our Occupational Therapy team!
Looking for a new challenge in Occupational Therapy?
Our Occupational Therapy service is recognised for its high-quality care and forward-thinking service.
There's just one thing we're missing - YOU!
You’ll be joining a supportive, friendly team that provides outpatient services from our hospitals in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch. We have strong links to our community teams and neighbouring hospitals to ensure patients get specialised treatment, close to home.
We’re recruiting two Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our innovative outpatient OT teams in Hand Therapy and Rheumatology.
We would encourage applications from current Band 5 Occupational Therapists who want to pursue a development role within the speciality of Rheumatology or Hand Therapy, or any Band 6 therapists who have no previous rheumatology and hand therapy experience, but wish to explore a new area of clinical practice.
This role would provide an opportunity to broaden your experience and knowledge of working in this rewarding speciality. Education, training and clinical supervision would be provided to support your personal development. We would ensure a structured and supportive training programme with access to external courses i.e. the British Association of Hand Therapists' extensive catalogue of courses.
We want to hear from you if you’re able to demonstrate a safe, effective and innovative, patient-centred approach to care. You’ll need to be professional, self-motivated with excellent communication skills and a passion for developing your skills and practice.
We are committed to post-graduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and can provide you with excellent support and learning opportunities.
Our current vacancies are below, or read on for more info!
Over the last year we’ve developed innovative ways of ensuring patients receive timely interventions despite restrictions as a result of Covid-19. Services are delivered using a virtual-first approach, with a combination of face-to-face or remote consultations, depending on the needs of the individual.
The two roles we have on offer support our vision of developing an even more dynamic and experienced workforce that has the knowledge and skills to deliver a modernised Occupational Therapy outpatient service.
More about our hand therapy service
Our specialist hand therapy service provides assessment and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the hand. The team is led by two forward-thinking Band 7 staff, committed to evidence-based practice, innovative bespoke splinting and hand therapy skills.
If you join us, you'd be expected to work as part of a team attending fracture clinics and initiating further treatment using agreed clinical guidelines, as well as running both virtual and face-to-face therapy clinics across our three hospital sites.
You'll be expected to ensure the highest standards of hand therapy treatment are delivered to patients in partnership with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, and contribute to the provision of specialist education and training programmes for other members of the team.
More about our rheumatology service
Our small but dedicated team of specialist Occupational Therapists work as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team treating patients with a range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions.
We provide specialised assessment, treatment and practical support to help individuals maintain or regain functional ability, independence and confidence in the activities that are important to them.
Interventions are offered on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting, both virtually and face-to-face; including specialised hand assessment and treatment including bespoke splinting; education regarding self-management strategies; fatigue and sleep management; ADL and work-based assessment.
We actively encourage and participate in audit and research, and the team participates in weekly MDT meetings and regular education and training programmes.
If you're interested in joining us, our current vacancies are below:
Future Work Experience Opportunities
We also offer opportunities for those interested in joining the profession to gain some work experience with us.
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More about our hospitals
At Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, we provide hospital care and treatment from three main sites - the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, and Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.
We provide a wide range of services to a population of more than 580,000 people in Worcestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield.
Last year we provided care to more than 238,905 different Worcestershire patients – that is 40% of the Worcestershire population receiving care at one of our hospitals.
We employ more than 6,000 people and have around 800 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.