Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS community Trust's working across Hertfordshire.
We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.
Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.
Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum 'essential' criteria for the post as detailed in the person specification will be interviewed.
We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.
Do you want to work in a friendly team where you feel supported and valued?
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. We are looking for innovative, enthusiastic and motivated applicants to work at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn.
Our ward provides Intermediate Care rehabilitation services, catering for adults 18+ who require rehabilitation following illness or surgery. The unit also incorporates some sub acute care and complex discharge planning functions.
We provide in-patient rehabilitation to patients admitted from the acute hospitals and from home to prevent admission to the acute services, supporting discharge from hospital and maximising independence.
Previous experience of working in an inpatient setting is desirable, but not essential. Providing excellent clinical reasoning skills and giving expert advice, guidance and information to patients, health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professional, to facilitate safe and timely discharges.
The post would also involve duties as a member of the senior team within in the unit, including supervising other members of staff, participating in service development and audit. CPD is encouraged and we provide excellent support through in-service training, mandatory training and clinical supervision.
In return, we can offer you:
- 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum payment of £971 and a maximum payment of £1,682 per annum pro rata)
- Generous contributory pension
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
- Special Leave for family and personal reasons
- Employee Assistance Programme
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' and is a young dynamic and forward thinking organisation . Our CQC rating is of 'Good'
You must hold a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Clinical Professional Lead for Inpatient Therapies Apply