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We are seeking to appoint exceptionally motivated band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our friendly and dynamic teams on our rotational scheme.

You will be treating patients with a variety of medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. We are also seeking candidates with a flexible approach and the ability to respond to the demands of rapidly changing clinical environments.

The placements are currently for a six or twelve month period depending on the rotational area. These are designed so that there is enough time to develop and gain clinical experience within each clinical service.

Please note that some of the rotations are within teams that cover extended hours (8.00am until 6.00pm) and that we offer a 7 day service.

The rotational placements are based within Community Hospitals, a neuro-rehabilitation unit, Community Integrated Therapy teams, and in Acute teams within Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital.

This post will involve carrying a defined caseload of patients that require core Occupational Therapy skills. The post holder will implement the Occupational Therapy process with patients presenting with a variety of needs arising from occupational dysfunction. You will be expected to maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out these responsibilities.

It is essential you hold a Degree in Occupational Therapy and are registered with the HCPC at the time of appointment. You should have up-to-date knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy and have good communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to work effectively as part of the team. We are also looking for enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in a range of settings.

It is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Please ensure that you clearly indicate this within your application.

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

The Band 5 Occupational Therapy Rotational posts sit within the Therapies and Orthotics Directorate of the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. We are part of a large AHP service for people who live in East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

This vacancy would suit a newly qualified Occupational Therapist or someone recently qualified, who is looking to work for a Trust that can provide a high level of mentoring and support on an on-going basis. We run a preceptorship programme for newly qualified practitioners, those within their first year of practice and those returning to practice.

The Directorate can also offer a wide range of in-service training in addition to mandatory training relevant to the rotational placement areas.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Amanda Kirk Job title: Professional Development Lead Email address: [email protected]



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