Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.
The South West London Collaborative Bank
Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!
Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits
The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:
- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients
“Occupational Therapy at Kingston Hospital is a therapeutic discipline that aims to provide individualised, goal-orientated interventions that promote health and welling-being through participation in chosen occupations”
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our specialist rotation.
The rotations are for 9 months and include
Admission avoidance in A&E and Acute Assessment Unit (including Frailty)
Care of the elderly
There are also opportunities to work with a neuro outlying population in your services.
The successful candidate will join a team passionate about lifelong learning and career mapping. You will receive regular supervision and participate in a new senior CPD teaching program. You will also support a junior teaching program, have a yearly performance appraisal and where linked to your appraisal and career mapping you will be supported to seek funding for external formal courses. You will be supported by an experienced highly specialist team lead and operational lead and will have opportunities to develop your own supervision skills with staff and students.
You will work collaboratively within integrated specialist therapy teams to provide holistic, patient-centered occupational therapy that empowers patients to achieve their goals.
You will be joining a department that is embracing change to ensure practice is in line with current evidence-based practice, national and local polices, and within the scope of professional standards of practice. There will be opportunities to contribute to the development and evaluation of the occupational therapy service.
The team prides itself in a positive working culture amongst staff, where team effort is acknowledged, differences are respected and opportunities for progress are facilitated.
The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute on a voluntary self rostered basis to the weekend and bank holiday rota.
We have opportunities as follows: one permanent full time post and one part time post. We would consider part time, job sharing and flexible working.
Overseas Applicants: Applications from those currently living overseas are welcome; however please note that there are currently government restrictions in place regarding the issue of work visas and travel to the UK. As a result this may delay the recruitment process by several months for any international applicant who is appointable.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
For further details / informal visits contact:
020 8934 2518
Nicola Keelan, inpatient OT operational lead firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 934 3450
Sarah Barden, inpatient OT operational lead, email@example.com