We welcome applicants with a can do attitude who reflect the values (compassion, creativity and community) and behaviours of the organisation. You will work as part of the NN1 Community multi-disciplinary team primarily based on the community inpatient unit at Kelling Hospital but may also have the opportunity to work with the community based team. The service offers a commitment to ongoing personal development and offers a supportive, friendly network of colleagues.
Main duties of the job We are keen to enable our patients to achieve optimum function and independence and you will play a key role in the delivery of care packages essential to this, this whilst liaising closely with nursing and other therapy colleagues within the integrated team. To assist you with this you will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision. You must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills and have good communication skills. Applicants should have a positive enthusiastic approach to working in a community setting.
About us Are you looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (the first community trust to be awarded Outstanding in a recent CQC inspection). We are an integrated NHS and Social Care Trust.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To Contribute to the delivery of high standards of health care to patients in community hospital beds.
- To assess manual handling needs and prescribe appropriate equipment for patients with long term conditions,; the frail and elderly; palliative or rehabilitative patients to achieve quality of life and independence, where possible.
- To contribute to the delivery of care packages for patients with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
- To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Graduate Diploma or 1st Level degree in Occupational Therapy
- Current HCPC registration
- Clinical Educators qualification
- Evidence of working at relevant level and working in the community
- Good observational and reporting skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
- Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care
- Able to demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills
- Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
- Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills
- Experience of community working
Skills, knowledge and abilities Essential
- Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
- Excellent communication skills
- Highly motivated
- Evidence of completion of Health Coaching course
- Evidence of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other team members essential for quality MDT working
- Tact & diplomacy
- Empathy & sensitivity
- Ability to use own initiative and think on feet
Personal and people development Essential
- Evidence of own personal development and experience
- Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
- Ability to manage stressful situations
- Evidence of ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
Personal attributes and behaviours Essential
- Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting
- The post holder will be required to work standard hours Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, but in extenuating circumstances there may be a need to be flexible with working hours
- Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
- Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
- Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
- Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
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