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Senior Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative, flexible and well motivated Occupational Therapist to join the North Cornwall Integrated Therapy team based primarily within the Community Rehabilitation Team at Carew House, Bodmin.

We deliver Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy in the North Cornwall locality to individuals with a primary physical health condition in a variety of ways:
  • Community Rehabilitation Team - within the patients' home environment and with interventions targeted at a wide variety of conditions, e.g. - long term conditions, neurological, orthopaedic, falls, frailty & palliative.
  • Bodmin & Stratton Community Hospitals - At Bodmin there is the 24 bed CATU - (Clinical Assessment & Treatment Unit) and an additional 12 bedded Rehabilitation ward. At Stratton Hospital there are 17 bed Rehabilitation beds.
  • Homefirst / D2A & Urgent Care response teams, who provide a more urgent response to aiming to prevent admission / facilitate discharge.

The Integrated Therapy team is part of the wider Adult Community Services, within CFT, which encompasses a number of Specialist teams and District Nursing teams.

This is a part time post, working 22.5 hrs pro rota, with the exact configuration of these hours to be agreed on appointment but will potentially include Fridays.

It will be an expectation of this post that, on occasions, the person works flexibly across the other clinical teams noted.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide highly specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with a wide variety of conditions primarily within the community setting
  • As the one of the lead Occupational Therapists in the North Community Rehab Team, the post holder will be required to hold and manage a complex clinical caseload and be lead student practice educator for the team
  • In the Community Rehabilitation Team working with team members to manage the waiting list with triage, prioritisation and liaison with other services. Managing your own caseload as well as supervision of junior staff members
  • To have an active part in North Cornwall Local Point of Access (LPOA) in the triaging and re-direction of community referrals.
  • The post holder will support the Therapy Team Lead in delivering therapy services and support and lead the team in their absence if required. To contribute to the development of the Therapy Service in North Cornwall .

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education/Qualificationd and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Professional qualification - Occupational Therapist
  • Professional Registration - HCPC
  • Evidence of professional knowledge acquired through specialist courses or experience to post-graduate equivalent diploma level
  • Previous experience working in an inpatient setting community setting
  • Experience of managing complex situations
  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of managing complex situations
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Highly specialist skills in assessing and treating a wide variety of patients
  • Highly specialist skills in psychological care
  • Highly specialist skills and understanding in the importance of early rehabilitation
  • Highly specialist rehabilitation skills in all activities of daily living
  • Highly specialist knowledge of discharge options and agencies and the re-ablement approach
  • Highly specialist assessment and treatment skills in patients with multiple pathologies
  • Ability to deliver specialist cognitive assessment and therapy to complex patients
  • Highly Specialist knowledge and experience in the management of elderly care -especially falls
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in highly stressful situation including the ability to manage distressing and highly emotive situations successfully
  • Evidence of clinical audit/research activity
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Respect for other professionals within the team
  • Reflective practitioner with portfolio evidence to support this

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