Band 6 Occupational Therapist, OUTREACH
The Oncology and Haematology Therapy service in University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) have an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6) in the new Outreach project for 12 months. This post can be offered as a Secondment opportunity Fixed term for 12 months. Part time and Full time hours would be considered.
The post holder will work alongside the inpatient Therapy team and be supported by the Macmillan Band 7 Occupational Therapist. This post will be based in the the busy Oncology and Haematology Osborne building and provide Outreach visits to Patients own homes after discharge for 1-3 visits. Therefore an essential part of this role is having the use of a car and up to date UK driving licence.
This is a really exciting time for Oncology and Haematology Therapy Team, so if you are passionate about improving people's lives that are undergoing Cancer treatment and are passionate about your role as an Occupational Therapist - then we want to hear from you.Main duties of the job
This post has been funded by East midlands Cancer Alliance for 12 months and is therefore unique opportunity to implement a new way of delivering personalised care to patients with a Cancer diagnosis within their own home. This project aims to promote rehabilitation and support patients from the acute Hospital setting providing Occupational Therapy with a particular focus on supporting patients with the consequence of cancer treatment and diagnosis both physically and psychologically.
The successful candidate will have recent significant clinical experience at a band 5 level and demonstrates appropriate use of Occupational Therapy interventions relevant to clinical setting. This will include knowledge of working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis and Cancer treatments.
It is desirable that there is a level of understanding around the personalised care agenda. Experience of working within the hospital and community settings will also be desirable.
This is a really exciting time for Oncology and Haematology Therapy Team, so if you are passionate about improving people's lives that are undergoing Cancer treatment and are passionate about your role as an Occupational Therapist - then we want to hear from you.
For additional information please contact Rebecca Loomes - Clinical Team Leader 07929 825437.About us
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.
Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.
Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
- We focus on what matters most
- We treat others how we would like to be treated
- We are passionate and creative in our work
- We do what we say we are going to do
- We are one team and we are best when we work together
Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.
About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (leicestershospitals.nhs.uk)Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Occupational Therapy provides key therapeutic assessments and interventions to patients in order to promote independence and facilitate optimum function for individuals working with patients, families and carers and the multi-disciplinary to achieve agreed outcomes for patients.
- To work with those who may have complex needs including physical, psychological and communication difficulties.
- Be responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment to discharge/transfer of care within defined protocols, in order to facilitate a timely and safe discharge from hospital.
- Plan, deliver and progress treatment interventions using clinical reasoning and decision making skills in order to work towards and achieve identified patient goals.
- To work with those who may have complex needs including physical, psychological and communication difficulties. Be responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment todischarge/transfer of care within defined protocols, in order to facilitate a timely and safe discharge from hospital.
- To provide written reports of assessments/treatment carried out for clinics and/or inclusion in medical notes as appropriate.
- Apply knowledge of OT process, in order to deliver appropriate treatment interventions and facilitate appropriate clinical decisions.
For more information, please see attached job description.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential ExperienceEssential
- Experience of working in relevant clinical area
- Experience of working with patients undergoing cancer treatments or cancer diagnosis
Communication skillsEssential Desirable
- Previous experience working in the community setting
- Previous experience or evidence of advance communications kills and training
Enthusiasm for postEssential
- Experience of working in a team
- Enthusiasm for working with patients that have Cancer
- Enthusiasm for working in the hospital and the community settings
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of working to trust values
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustAddress
Leicester Royal Infirmary
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