Our dedicated Rehabilitation team have an exciting opportunity for those wanting to gain experience in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Our Trust offer a fantastic array of development programmes to accelerate continued professional development.
You will be joining the Rehabilitation Service which includes Physiotherapy and un-registered staff, who are all working together with the vision of promoting therapy and patient independence across all areas of the Trust.
You will work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, including our community partners, to provide a holistic, patient centred Occupational Therapy service that empowers patients to achieve their goals.
You will have the opportunity to develop your skills within frailty, acute medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, and acute stroke with support from senior Occupational Therapists.
Each team are committed to supporting individuals with continued professional development, offering preceptorship, regular clinical and managerial supervision, and team development.
There is also an opportunity to take part in regular peer supervision, co-lead journal club and attend training sessions specifically for staff, led by senior staff. If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you!Main duties of the job
- Full functional assessment and analysis of patients' physical presentation
- Assessments for activities of daily living which will incorporate home, work, school, and leisure activities
- Advice on energy conservation/adaptation. This includes transfers, mobility, personal care, and domestic activities
- Prescribing, and arranging provision of equipment. Educating patients and carers in safe use of equipment
- Adapting and evaluating rehabilitation treatment programmes which will include the assessment and fabrication of static hand orthoses
- Assessing patients requiring more than one member of staff for transfers
- Assessment of hoists and other patient handling equipment
- Facilitation of normal movement of upper limb
- Administering standardised assessments.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.
We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network. Some specialist services and clinics are provided in community facilities, such as the North Cambridgeshire hospital in Wisbech.
In February 2022, the significant progress that has been made at QEH in just three years since 2019 was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected, and recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures). We have an absolute determination to continuously improve care and services for our patients and their families.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the role.Person SpecificationSkills, abilities, and knowledgeEssential
- Good clinical reasoning skills
- Good knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
- Sound working knowledge of diagnoses and interpretation of disorders
- Ability to plan treatments and use a wide range of assessment and treatment techniques
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Ability to prioritise and delegate workload
- Ability to problem solve and use initiative
- Committed to life-long learning and continued professional development through post-graduate education
- Very good understanding of the role and responsibilities of the post
- Computer skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Positive approach to data collection and clinical audit
- Broad range of NHS experience and covered a variety of occupational therapy services including physical, social, community and mental health as an undergraduate or postgraduate Occupational Therapist
Qualifications/training and professional developmentEssential
- Clinical experience within an acute hospital in a range of specialities such as surgery, acute medicine, orthopaedics, stroke/neurology and elderly medicine
- Clinical experience within acute hospital community services
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy (3 year) or M.Sc. in Occupational Therapy (2 year) or Diploma in Occupational Therapy (3 year)
- Health and Professions Council registration
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFTAddress
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
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