Are you a people person? Are you interested in developing a rewarding career within the healthcare setting? Are you motivated, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator?
If yes, then this may be an ideal opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive Occupational Therapy team at Maidstone Hospital.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital trust in the South East of England. The Trust operates from two primary sites, our state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital (the first all single room NHS hospital in England) and Maidstone Hospital (home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the southeast).
A number of unique opportunities have arisen for experienced Band 4 Occupational Therapy Assistants to join the acute Occupational Therapy Stroke Service at Maidstone Hospital and be involved in delivery of this high priority service.
The Trust is delighted to have been chosen as one of the sites for a Hyperacute Stroke Unit in the Kent and Medway Sustainability Transformation in 2020 / 21.
We are looking for experienced, dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Assistants to be involved in this exciting opportunity.
The successful candidates will be working on the acute Stroke wards with patients with complex neurological problems. You will join an experienced and committed multi professional stroke team in delivery of an integrated approach to the acute stroke pathway.
You will be involved in supporting the acute Occupational Therapists in delivery of evidence based stroke care, develop and support service improvement both within Occupational Therapy and the wider stroke team.
You will need to have a flexible approach, be resourceful and enthusiastic in demonstrating the impact and added value that Occupational Therapy brings to the acute stroke pathway.
Excellent time management, resilience and prioritisation skills are essential for delivery of an efficient and effective service.
Seven day working is embedded in acute stroke and you will support both organisation and delivery of this. The seven day service is provided by the Occupational Therapy stroke team.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atenhanced level.
Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust.
We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients.
We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment.
We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.
We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust.
We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients.
We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics
Closing Date : Friday 7th August 2020
Interview Date : TBC
This advert closes on Friday 7 Aug 2020
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