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Specialist Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Post: Specialist Occupational TherapistLocation: Home First Team -Central LancashireBand: 6Salary: 32,306 - 39,027 per annumHours / Pattern of work: 37.5 (7 day working on a rota basis)Type of contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire South Cumbria Foundation Trust's Central + West Network to work as a Specialist Occupational Therapist.

The role will be predominantly in the Home First Team, made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and technical instructors. With a focus on supporting discharges from the acute hospital by providing a therapy assessment of patients function and care needs in their home environment following the principles of discharge to assess model.

Main duties of the job

The Home First Team works collaboratively with the CATCH (central allocation for care and health) team which is a multidisciplinary integrated health and social care team working together to ensure the most appropriate intermediate care services are commissioned based on the patient's needs.

You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community by supporting an integrated approach. Enable patient's to recover within their home environment after assessment of needs within their usual place of residence.

In this role there maybe times where you are asked to cover across the wider community network which may include the RAPID assessment team as service needs indicate.

Within the Specialist Occupational Therapist position part of the role will be to undertake clinical triage supporting timely discharges from acute ensuring the most appropriate services are commissioned and also to support admission avoidance triage.

We are looking to appoint dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our service. With excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound assessment skills and has the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm, depending on service need.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.Part time hours will be considered for this post.

About us

All Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust staff employed within Clinical Environments and have contact with service users and their families must familiarise themselves with and adhere to Local Safeguarding Children's Board , Local Safeguarding Adult Board and LSCFT Procedures for Safeguarding and Protecting Children.The Trust places great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of personal data - both that of service users and staff. All information about people will be treated in the strictest confidence at all times. Breaches of confidentiality will be investigated and may lead to Disciplinary action being taken.The Trust view its responsibility under the Data Protection Act and the Caldicott Principles as central to all activities that are carried out in its name. Staff are therefore expected to acquaint themselves with the principles of Information Governance, and to complete the mandated training modules that have been agreed.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of requirements for this role, such as qualififcations, experience and knowledge.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oHCPC Registration Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy Evidence of CPD in relevant areas
Knowledge Essential
  • oDetailed knowledge of how health problems impact on performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within rehabilitation and admission avoidance health settings
Experience Essential
  • oTreatment of a broad range of conditions. Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service /practice Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.

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