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REACT Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Main area
Fixed term for 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
23/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Rapid Emergency Assessment and Care Team service at University Hospitals. The current team consists of Occupational Therapists, a Nurse and Assistant Practitioners, who provide a seven day service.

We have one fixed term Band 6 OT post available, commencing August 2018 for 12 months with the possibility of an extension. 

The aim of the REACT service is to avoid unnecessary admissions and facilitate timely, safe discharges. REACT is responsible for assessing patients attending the Emergency Department, Medical Decisions Unit, Acute Medical Unit and the Short-stay Acute Medicine wards. The service promotes a holistic approach whereby multi-professional skills are adopted.

Applicants will have recent and broad clinical experience working with physical and mental health conditions, preferably within an acute care setting. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated persons who are able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for identifying patients’ needs, assessing for equipment, setting up support packages, providing advice and referring onto relevant community services. As part of your role as a senior member of the team you will also be responsible for the coordination of clinical workload, supervision of Assistant Practitioners and service development.

This is an excellent opportunity to extend your clinical knowledge and further develop your assessment skills. You will be working within a supportive team and will become part of a well established and effective service. There will be an expectation to work some evenings and weekends as part of the role; part-time and job share options will also be considered.

Please use the supporting information section to describe your knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the post as outlined in the person specification

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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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

If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the team, contact Hannah Stroude, REACT Manager on 02476 966993.

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