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  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

    Contract: Permanent

    Looking for a new opportunity to lead a service in Stroke and Rehabilitation alongside our Physiotherapist Advanced Clinical Specialist?

    Want to live on the beautiful east coat surrounded by the sea, beach and countryside?

    Look no further, we have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in stroke and rehabilitation to join our friendly team in Bridlington Hospital.

    You will be joining a community focused hospital in the midst of some exciting changes and developments within the trust, with the added bonus of Bridlington being a fantastic place to work and live.

    Easily accessible beaches, moorland and forestry enable you to create a fantastic work life balance, especially for adventurous individuals who enjoy everything from leisurely pursuits to adrenaline sports. We are a supportive team with opportunities to work with advanced clinical specialist colleagues from York and Scarborough regularly, and also the professional leadership team.

    Main duties of the job

    The post will be based on Johnson Ward in Bridlington Hospital, with a self-motivated and aspirational MDT. We are looking for an experienced clinician, with dynamic leadership skills who has an aspiration for excellence to develop the stroke and rehabilitation services further. You will need to be an excellent communicator with a flexible approach, and an eagerness to establish links with community partners and neighbouring hospitals, and have a passion for ‘trusted assessor’ principles, will be at an advantage when working on this ward.

    An excellent knowledge of the SAFER principles will be beneficial. SAFER Principles underpins the Trusts ethos to ensure the efficient flow of patients through the system, so they are treated in the right place at the right time, with a home first approach always adopted.

    The post holder will have day to day operational responsibilities for the running of the ward and the staff, therefore operational experience would be an advantage.

    The Trust actively promotes staff development through a structured support process which will be available to you for both clinical , leadership and managerial supervision, and encouragement to explore other learning opportunities.

    HCPC registration and a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy are requirements for this role.

    If you are passionate about making a difference, and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve, then we would love to hear from you.

    Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Minimum of four- five years post graduate experience, including work at Band 6 level in relevant clinical specialty.
  • Evidence of a structured personal development plan.
  • Masters level or post graduate qualification in relevant area
  • Desirable criteria

  • Four to six years postgraduate clinical experience with at least two years at a band 6 level within a relevant specialty
  • Advanced knowledge of broad range of conditions within clinical specialist area
  • Leadership

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of a structured personal development plan.
  • Contribution to education of qualified staff, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of Peer Review and supervision.
  • Develop and monitor relevant clinical service standards
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust’s policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • Health Care Professional Council Registration
  • Leadership experience/qualification
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant MSc modules in clinical care or evidence based practice
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking.  If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of .

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