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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Full Time
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Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

This vacancy is available as a secondment term for all CPFT applicants.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist (OT) Advanced Practitioner, to join the Fenland Neighbourhood Team based at Alan Conway Court, Doddington Hospital for a 12 month period to cover Maternity Leave.

The Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist role is based in the Fenland area. You would be working as part of a community based therapy team providing high quality rehabilitation to patients with physical disabilities in their home environment. This post will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to consolidate their community, clinical and managerial skills. You will be working within a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistants and alongside Nursing and Mental Health colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is able to work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi professional Community Therapy team to provide a high standard of care to our patients. Your role will be leading and motivating a team of Specialist Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners and Integrated Care Workers to deliver a high quality patient care in the community, alongside your Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapist colleagues. You will work within a wider therapy leadership team under the direction of the Therapy service managers and collaborate with therapy leads from other organisations within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough System. You will also offer advanced clinical leadership to support the most complex patients on the caseload.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

You will be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work and work within codes of practice and professional guidelines. You will be required to undertake holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of specialist clinical reasoning skills. Your role includes providing specialist advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient, promoting independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.

You will provide specialist advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient. You will use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate. Conduct risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks. You will be expected to organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately. Your role will be actively involved in the development of the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Neighbourhood Teams and the new model of care.

To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g., hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems, and pain. In doing this you will establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with patients, carers, colleagues, and other health care professionals, identifying when to refer into other services as appropriate. You will attend MDT Case reviews as required. This will enable you to assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Staff development within CPFT is highly valued and you will be supported to attend relevant internal and external courses to develop your knowledge and skills to improve clinical practice as identified as part of your Appraisal process.

Person Specification Personal Qualities Essential
  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment.
  • Manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids.
  • Able to travel around their work base locality.
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or eqivalent
  • Current HPCP Registration
  • Professional knowledge and training to master's level or equivalent
  • Management/Leadership Qualification
  • Member of COT
Experience Essential
  • Significant relevant postgraduate clinical experience in a variety of settings
  • Specialist knowledge of a broad range of OT clinical groups.
  • Implementing change
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Experience and knowledge or housing legislation, minor and major adaptations.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Support Integrated Care Workers, Assistant Practitioners and professional staff.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision.
  • Good report writing
  • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • Able to assess, plan and implement care
Knowledge Essential
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others.
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality.
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately.
  • Responsible for maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies.
  • Knowledge of relevant outcome measures.
  • SystmOne

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