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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to work in Pennine Physical Health Services as a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists, Falls Specialist OT, Technical Instructor's and Community Rehabilitation and Health Care Assistants.

The successful candidate will support patients and their families after a recent discharge from an acute or community hospitals. They will promote continuity of care into the community setting working closely with the Home First Service. They will also work with the wider multidisciplinary team to support long term rehabilitation pathways for patients in their own home's to support increase or maintain their independence. The role will involve assessing patients, planning brief treatment plans and coordinating support and equipment to meet the patient's needs.

Community Rehabilitations Service attend weekly Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings to support navigate referrals to the correct services with health, social care and voluntary sector partners.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our service. If you feel you have excellent communication skills and enjoy working autonomously in the community as well as part of a large team then this is a perfect opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment, treatment, planning and delivery of evidence -based rehabilitation interventions.
  • Provide clinical triage and support the management of patient demand through the system-discharging appropriately.
  • To work as part of the Community neurological service line and be responsible for assessment and management of a clinical caseload of patients with complex needs.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients with complex presentations, using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis and to determine a diagnosis and appropriate management plan

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Current professional registration with HPC as an Occupational Therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance
  • In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks policy and procedure
Experience Essential
  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate highly complex pathologies and diagnostic reasoning to all levels in the medical and non-medical field at the appropriate level
  • Sound knowledge of problem solving and ability to gain patient confidence and co-operation
  • Show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation for excellence and the development of self and others

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