Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Spalding, UK
18 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We Listen, We Care, We Act, We Improve

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We care: everyone is valued, respected and developed, knowledge and skills are nurtured, success is celebrated

We act: clear goals and right resources, freedom coupled with accountabilty, emphasis on simplicity

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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Base: Welland Ward, Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full-time and part-time options available)

Are you passionate about providing high quality rehabilitation and supporting people to achieve their goals? Are you an ambitious individual who relishes the challenge of working in an innovative and forward-thinking team? We are excited to be offering the opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the team on Welland Ward, so if you are a team player with a special interest in rehabilitation, long term conditions and frailty then look no further!

Lincolnshire Community Health Services provides community hospital services in four locations across the county; Gainsborough, Louth, Skegness and Spalding.

Using 'Home First' principles, the Community Hospitals Therapy Team strive to provide specialist assessment and rehabilitation, re-ablement, admission avoidance and palliative care services to the people of Lincolnshire. We work closely with our Integrated Community and Therapy Teams to get people back home in a timely manner, as well as with our colleagues in the acute sector to provide a swift and seamless transfer of care.

You will be working with a full multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Assistants (AHP/nursing), to provide high quality rehabilitation to people with a wide and varied range of conditions. The wards are under supervision of GP care, and you will have support from senior therapists, as well as both nursing and AHP clinical leads. LCHS is excited to be working on providing an innovative frailty service within a community hospital setting, and there will be opportunity to support the design and implementation of this across the county.

For this post, you will require an Occupational Therapy Degree, current HCPC registration and experience of working in a community hospital setting is desirable. The community hospital wards are working towards a 'one team' approach, presenting fantastic opportunities for practitioners to be an educational influence with fellow MDT members. We have a robust clinical supervision and support network, sharing knowledge and skills across the community hospitals and community therapy services. Together with the Clinical Practice Educators, LCHS is dedicated to supporting learning and development of staff, including the preceptorship programme for newly qualified practitioners and return to practice candidates, as well as giving the opportunity for career progression.

As a Trust, Lincolnshire Community Health Services are rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, and we are playing an integral part in shaping future service provision alongside our partner health and social care organisations. It is a brilliant time to be part of LCHS, moulding the exciting changes to meet the needs of such a wide and varied health community, and we invite you to make you mark with us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you wish to have an informal visit to the Welland ward, or a chat about the post, Please contact Lizzie Brown, Occupational Therapist or Jennie Gittins, CTL on 01775 652003 and we will be happy to assist you.

Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal's (HSJ) and Nursing Times' top 100 'Great Places to Work'. We're in the top 20 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey

Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a maximum of a 6 month period.

Any existing employees who require a DBS check as part of the application process will be subject to a charge for that DBS check.

We are a Disability Confident employer ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Services Team by calling 01522 308700.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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