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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time 37.5 hour per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff-on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/10/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




We are currently looking for enthusiastic Junior Occupational Therapists to join our rehabilitation team.

We offer supportive rotations with highly skilled and supportive senior therapists who provide regular supervision and teaching to support your development within each rotation

The successful candidate will be a Member of British Association of Occupational Therapy, registered with Health Professional Council and have a Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

The Junior Occupational Therapy rotations we offer include:

  • • Acute Stroke Unit
    • Medical Wards, including pulmonary rehabilitation
    • Oncology
    • Elderly Frailty Service
    • A & E and Admission Avoidance Service
  • Hand Therapy

    There are full time permanent posts at 37.5 hours per week. Posts are subject a probationary period and will involve weekend working, as well as working an extended working day in some rotations.

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

Theresa Philips
01702 435555 Ext 8354

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079