National Health Service (NHS)
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NEU Professionals is recruiting international Occupational Therapists to work at the NHS
The National Health Service (NHS) in England is currently looking for international Occupational Therapists to join our team. As an Occupational Therapist in the NHS, you will help people who have difficulties carrying out day-to-day activities because of a disability, illness, trauma, and a range of long-term conditions.
Occupational Therapists in the NHS help all kinds of people overcome all kinds of challenges that they have to face in their everyday life, due to accidents, illness, disability, mental health issues or ageing. Involving learning new ways to perform daily tasks, or making changes to their environment to make things easier, so they can live as fully an independently as possible.
In the role, you could help:
- someone adapt to life after major surgery.
- people with mental illnesses or learning disabilities with everyday activities such as work or volunteering.
- elderly people stay in their own homes by providing adaptations such as level access showers or stair lifts.
You’ll find solutions to everyday problems, such as:
- advising on how to approach a task differently.
- using equipment or assistive technology.
- adapting the living or working environment.
- finding strategies to meet your patient’s goals.
Working as an Occupational Therapist you will make a difference in the lives of patients and their families across the community , apllying innovative ways of delivering effective care to continually improve patient’s health and well-being
The NHS values diversity, inclusivity, and compassion. They know a diverse workforce is essential to providing the best possible care to their patients. They are committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for all their employees, regardless of their background or experience.
The NHS understands that employees’ growth and development are crucial to their success. They offer extensive training and development opportunities to help Occupational Therapists build their skills and advance their careers, as well as a wide variety of career paths they can take, having the chance to work with children or adults. The NHS also offer competitive salaries and benefits, including generous holiday allowances, enhanced NHS pension schemes, and health insurance.
If you are a talented and dedicated Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to join us at the NHS in England. Apply now to become part of our team and help us deliver the best possible care to patients across the country.
NEU Professionals Candidates
- Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year experience working as an Occupational Therapist (academic internships not considered),
- Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements, preferably IELTS or TOEFL certificate,*
- HCPC registration desirable but not essential (we can support with this for the right candidate). Specialist qualification relevant to role is required.
* English language certificate not required when applying through the Swiss Mutual Recognition (SMR) route or when English is candidate’s first language, language use on a day-a-day basis. More information: Statement on English language proficiency requirements for internationally trained health and care professionals.
NHS Trusts Offer
- Minimum band 5 salary starting at £28,407 and up to band 7 at £50,056 (depending on experience and other qualifications)*,
- Skilled-worker visa with right to bring qualified dependent family members,
- Excellent pastoral care,
- Generous relocation packages,
- 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
- Excellent professional development opportunities,
- Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.
*view NHS Agenda for Change for more information about NHS salaries
NEU Professionals and Ethical Recruitment
NEU Professionals are regulated by NHS Employers and their Code of Practice for International Recruitment, which states that some developing countries should not be targeted when actively recruiting healthcare professionals. Therefore we are not able to accept or process applications from any of the countries listed on the following link: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/code-practice-red-and-amber-list-countries