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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Community Stroke Team
Band 6
Permanent: NA
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

As a combined Acute and Community Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is enjoying greater integration working with colleagues across different sectors within the footprint of Morecambe Bay. Not only does this provide improved ways of working within the multi-disciplinary context, it enables you to be involved in the exciting journey ahead for providing transformational care within Morecambe Bay.

We are a multi-disciplinary team who would welcome you to join us. As well as being the country’s 10th most inclusive employer, work-life balance is made easier with our location; right next door to the beautiful Lake District, where you can enjoy outdoor recreational activities, as well as being close to the bustling city of Manchester.

Main duties of the job

Our Furness ICST is currently providing a rotation between acute inpatient Stroke and community Stroke rehabilitation – allowing staff to be a part of the whole process from admission to discharge and ongoing rehabilitation in the community. The Furness ICST covers an extensive area – including Furness, Millom and South Lakes. We would consider applications from those requiring part time hours or flexible working patterns. The service is currently under development and will eventually include Saturday and Sunday working.

The stroke team are supportive and committed to provide a friendly and flexible attitude which is patient focused and dedicated to quality care.

Our aim is to ensure all our patients have access to appropriate treatment in the right location. Our approach to stroke services will require a degree of flexibility as well as creative thinking to establish and form new pathways of care. You will be providing care across the pathway within the acute and community settings.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Health and Care Professions Council registered Occupational Therapist.
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy approved by the College of OT, UK
  • Post graduate training or experience to post graduate diploma level or equivalent.
  • Relevant post registration experience as an OT to achieve knowledge and skills applicable to this post
  • Transferable knowledge and skills at basic practitioner level with aptitude to develop to experienced OT practitioner level.
  • Knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Applied knowledge of health and social care legislation and guidelines e.g. National service Frameworks (NSF’s) and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for clinical conditions and application to OT practice.
  • Effective personal organisational skills to manage own workload and to determine priorities to support delivery of the OT service.
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Computer qualification
  • Accredited training in risk assessment and risk management
  • Practice placement educator accreditation
  • Experience as a supervisor of OT (Band 5) and/or OT support staff and/or OT students.
  • Clinical work experience at registered OT level in a variety of clinical areas in an acute hospital setting and/or community
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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

Yvonne Hastings
Job title
Clinical Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07813 401975
Additional information

for informal discussion, please contact Megan Fowler, Team Leader for Furness ICST  07929853147