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Specialist Occupational Therapist Allied Health Professionals

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Location: Lancaster
  • Organisation: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 per annum
  • Type: Fixed term for 12 months
  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
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About the role…

We are able to offer an exciting opportunity to join our Occupational Therapy Team based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary as a Specialist Occupational Therapist. The role includes a specialist caseload across our medical, surgical and orthopaedic service and Emergency Department, with opportunities to work alongside our Discharge to Assess service.

You will work with a dedicated and motivated team of Occupational Therapists and work closely with colleagues across the MDT. You will be supported by a team of Advanced Occupational Therapists, supporting you to continue to develop your specialist knowledge and skills. You will also provide support to team members including Occupational Therapists and Therapy Technical Instructors.

You should have a broad clinical knowledge and experience within acute inpatient care, working to facilitate safe and effective care and hospital discharge. Your caseload will be a combination of ward-based work in addition to some community visits.

You will continue to develop your knowledge and experience in the assessment, treatment and goal setting with patients presenting with varied physical conditions, and will be motivated to join us in improving our patients’ experiences and outcomes.

Requirements…

  • A Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist
  • The ability to travel to patient’s homes in the community to deliver patient assessments within an identified locality
  • In addition to a comprehensive induction package we offer Team support, staff supervision and in-service training opportunities

This is a 12 month fixed-term post to cover maternity leave to the end of March 2020.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

About the Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Southern Lake District. It provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. UHMBT is one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites.

What can the geographic location of UHMB offer you…

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains and fells. The Lake District is home to a great variety of wildlife. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery, so if you are a hiker, mountain biker, fell walker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors then this is the place for you. You won’t just reap the professional rewards working for UHMBT. Based on the edge of the Lake District, we really do have it all – sensational views, educational opportunities for all ages, affordable housing, and easy access by road and rail to Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Dedicated to Better Care

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust wants to provide sustainable high quality medical services that fit with an integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home. Plans have been approved to make some bold transformational steps to start to make the changes needed to deliver this vision.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

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