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Specialist Occupational Therapist in Neurology

Band 7

Main area
Community Based Neuro Rehab Team
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
371-CHW278
Site
Community Based Neuro Rehab Team
Town
Reading
Salary
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
Closing
24/01/2019 23:59

These are the values that we live by 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.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


 

 

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust can provide you with an innovative, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to use your skills to support vulnerable patients. Our Neurological Rehabilitation Team operating within the community setting and adopts a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. We will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Good’ rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical and research skills, attend seminars and workshops, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and ensuring that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

A registered Occupational Therapist, specialising in Neurology; you will have excellent communication and people skills, and experience in implementing a range of interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups. Making specialist assessments, taking into account cognitive changes and the impacts Neurological conditions can have on a persons roles, you will be adept at explaining highly technical information to patients, their loved ones, carers and professional colleagues across multiple agencies. Skilled at discussing sensitive information in a clear and empathetic manner, you will be an advocate for patients, ensuring that they are supported in their preferences, their dignity safeguarded, and their social, cultural and spiritual needs met. An inspirational and highly-motivated member of our team, you will provide specialist advice to colleagues. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create an innovative, inspirational and compassionate environment. What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Service Manager for Neuro Rehabilitation, Lisa Ellis, on 01635 273303, (email:Lisa.Ellis@berkshire.nhs.uk) who will be delighted to help.

 If you would like to come and visit the team prior to application please contact Lisa.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We offer flexible working opportunities and value work life balance.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Ellis

01635 273303

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0118 2077643