06 Oct

Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Band Jobs Vacancy at Royal United Hospitals Bath Nhs Foundation Trust Bath

Position
Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Band
Company
Royal United Hospitals Bath Nhs Foundation Trust
Location
Bath ENG
Opening
06 Oct, 2019 14 days ago

Royal United Hospitals Bath Nhs Foundation Trust Bath urgently required following position for Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Band. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Band Jobs Vacancy at Royal United Hospitals Bath Nhs Foundation Trust Bath Jobs Details:

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Occupational Therapist - Band 6

The Rheumatology therapy team is allied with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), part of the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bath. The RNHRD prides itself on being a National centre of excellence for research and treatment of pain and disability.

A fixed term vacancy now exists for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Rheumatology Therapy team. The vacancy is due to an internal promotion. The position involves working with patients on an outpatient basis, in addition to supporting a Rheumatology multi-disciplinary team managing a small caseload of Rheumatology inpatients admitted to the RUH site.

We are looking for an experienced, highly-motivated therapist to deliver a high quality service in rheumatology. Clinical experience of working with musculoskeletal, rheumatology and/or long-term conditions is essential. Experience of chronic pain-management or neurological therapy will be considered if transferrable skills and a good capacity to learn and apply new techniques can be demonstrated.

The role requires excellent communication skills to work within the multi-disciplinary team and alongside patients to make shared decisions about their care, long-term condition management and goal-setting for complex problems. Good inter-personal, organisational and time-management skills are essential.

Training will be provided to bring Rheumatology knowledge up-to-date, if required, and there are excellent opportunities to work across the service in a variety of clinical areas such as outpatient clinics, chronic condition group teaching, inter-disciplinary clinics and inpatient ward settings. The candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development and the team encourages opportunities to develop both the service and your own role.

Experience of supervising assistant staff, Band 5 therapists or students would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The department has a positive approach to continuing professional development and there is an active in-service training programme. There are opportunities to participate in research allied to local Universities and national research groups with a number of ongoing research studies currently running within the department.

You will be expected to participate in an existing occupational therapy weekend discharge rota to support some of the RUH acute services. This can be paid as overtime or taken as time owed in lieu for the hours worked. Anticipated requirement is one weekend in 5 weekends for staff working 0.61 wte and above, and half this for staff working 0.6 wte and below. This ratio may fluctuate with staffing numbers.

For further information, or an informal visit, please contact Sandi Derham, Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist on 01225 473416 or s.derham@nhs.net




Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Privacy Notice

If you are offered a position at the Trust, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice.

Notifications & Communication
All communication is via email/NHS Jobs. Please check these regularly. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultants) please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback on application forms.

References
We will request references covering the last 3 years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Disclosure & Barring Service
All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

Tier 2 Sponsorship
Applicants who need Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Smokefree Site

The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.

Please note, unlesss specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust is not able to pay interview travel expenses.

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.



Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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