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Occupational Therapist | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 12 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,162 - £44,629 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 July 2024
Location: Wokingham, RG41 2RE
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6387434/371-CHS558


Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a change? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our expanding team.

At Wokingham Hospital, we have two wards within our Inpatient Unit, caring for adults of any age with a wide mix of health care needs. We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team and provide rehabilitation and discharge planning for our patients,who’sneeds range from post-fall recovery to stroke rehabilitation to advancing dementia and everything in between.

We are looking for anenthusiasticand dedicated member of staff witheffective communication skills, a flexibleapproachand an ability to work under pressure, both as part ofa Multi-Disciplinary Teamand independently.

This role would be working full time(part time considered)as part of the therapy team and the wider MDT, both on and off site, liaising with ward and Social Services colleagues regularly and effectively.

The unit is based in Wokingham close to shops andmajor commuting routes, and Wokingham Community Hospital staff are eligible for ‘fringe London weighting’ under agenda for change, which equates to anadditional5% of your basic NHS salary, and free staff parking on ourhospitalsite.

• Tobe responsible fora highly complexcaseload of patients to help improve their confidence in activities of daily living and enable the patients to return to their own homes ifappropriate.

• To provide highly skilled and specialist assessments of occupational performance. Plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based client centred intervention,maintainingthe associated records in compliance with the standards from the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and the Trust.

• To contribute to the provision of an efficient,effectiveand patient focused Occupational Therapy Service at Wokingham Hospital.

• Toidentifyservice developments & needs, to contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the service, ad have responsibility for defined projects.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
• Generous NHS pension scheme
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
• Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

1. Skilled Occupational Therapist with experience in rehabilitation

1. Ability to work under pressure both individually and as part of a team

1. Haveexcellentcommunication skills both verbally and written

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips – see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Wednesday 19 Jun 2024

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