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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester le Street
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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As an occupational therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for own caseload, assessing occupational performance and delivering occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust values at all times and operating as a member of the team, service and organisation.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident and enthusiastic full time Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated learning disabilities team .
  • The successful applicant will work as part of a strong team responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.
  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined supervision systems are in place.

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full time Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team. The occupational therapy team is based within the North Integrated team covering the Durham area and is located at Chester le street .

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with adults with a learning disability and families.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in Durham Tees Valley in TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached job description.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in the community.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with Adults with a learning disability as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The postholder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas whilst on student placements
Desirable
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience presenting to groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.


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