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Occupational therapist Neuro rehabilitation

Band 6

Main area
Neurology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
199-4391796-FM-NP-B
Site
Croydon Health Services
Town
Croydon
Salary
£38,762 - £45,765 p.a Inc of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/09/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

Band 6  Occupational Therapist Neuro rotation

37.5 hrs/week

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Occupational Therapy Neuro Rehab rotation, within the wider Integrated Neuro therapy services at Croydon Healthcare services NHS Trust. The rotations are:

  • Stroke unit /Croydon Acute Neuro in patient Service
  • Community Stroke Rehab Team
  • Community Neuro Rehab Team

The successful candidate will be supervised and supported by an experienced Band 7 OT in each rotation and you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise in neurorehabilitation. We are committed to providing the best possible service to our patients and strongly believe in the continuing professional development of our staff. Croydon provides a unique experience to work as  part of an Integrated care organisation. The Integrated Neuro Therapy  Service provides high quality rehabilitation for patients across the whole pathway and we are constantly looking to see how we can improve the patient experience.This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive and friendly environment.

 

 

Main duties of the job

Croydon provides a unique experience to work as  part of an Integrated care organisation. The Integrated Neuro Therapy  Service provides high quality rehabilitation for patients across the whole pathway and we are constantly looking to see how we can improve the patient experience.

The post holder will work as a member of the Integrated Neurology team.

The post holder will provide a range of specialized rehabilitation OT input, to patients with neurological conditions, enabling them to achieve their full potential. The post holder is an autonomous practitioner but will work under the supervision of a Band 7 Occupational therapist.

The post holder will be expected to work in a variety of settings including Broad Green Centre, the patient’s own home, other community settings and Croydon University Hospital, as required.

 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.



 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

***** Please see the Job Description and the  Person Specification for  more details on the jobs responsibilities *****

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experienced postgraduate, incorporating experience in a variety of relevant core specialities, including neuro rehab
  • Experience working as an OT in NHS with adults
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Band 6 OT experience.
  • Experience working as an OT in the Community with adults

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of clinical guidelines standards in Neurological rehabilitation

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates a commitment and motivation to work with people with Neurological conditions
  • Identifies what attracts them to this specific post at Croydon Health services Trust
Desirable criteria
  • Full driving license with vehicle for work

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mary Brooks
Job title
Clinical Lead Integrated Neuro Therapy Services
Email address
marybrooks1@nhs.net
Telephone number
02084013000
Additional information

Tel: 0208 401 3000 x4264  or   email: marybrooks1@nhs.net