Occupational Therapist – Band 6 – Dudley
This post will primarily be to support the rehabilitation and discharge of patients following trauma, but will also have responsibility for providing therapy for paediatric patients on our children’s ward, and the clinical support of Band 4 therapy assistants on Orthopaedic Elective Surgery ward.
You will have significant post-graduate, orthopaedics experience, and experience of managing patients with complex needs, and patients receiving end of life care would be beneficial. You will need to accommodate a busy schedule, in conjunction with a strong, well-established multi-disciplinary team.
The successful candidate will demonstrate sound clinical knowledge, creative and innovative treatment planning and an understanding of the demands on the acute setting. You will have advanced organisational and time management skills, experience of staff supervision, management of a small team, and a commitment and passion for supporting patients through their acute care and rehabilitation.
The post is part of an integrated seven day working service therefore a willingness to work in this way is essential.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.
We inspire our staff to be innovative with support and encouragement to continually develop and have the opportunity to inspire exemplary care for our patients.
We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.
Due to changes to the Tier 2 (general) immigration route effective on 1st April 2017, we can now only offer sponsorship to experienced workers, aged 25 and over, if the commencing salary being offered is £30,000+. For new entrants, which is a person under the age of 25, a student switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 of the immigration system or a new graduate recruit, the minimum salary threshold remains at £20,800. Nurses, paramedics and medical radiographers are currently exempt from the salary threshold.
We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and diverse groups. It is essential we understand our demographics, in order that we can monitor our performance as an equal opportunity employer, as well as continuing to embed a culture of inclusivity across the organisation, which supports the active participation and contribution of our diverse staff groups in the Trusts decision making processes . On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criterion and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.
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