Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata with high cost area allowance
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist /Physiotherapist

We have a part time post available based in Hertford.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist to be a part of our well-established Occupational Therapy team. You will be joining an innovative and agile Children and Young People's Therapy Service committed to delivering high quality intervention and transforming lives.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust provides integrated OT, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy Services for families across the county. Our service is jointly commissioned by health, social care and education, allowing us to provide a seamless pathway of care from early years through to schools, specialist provisions and further education settings.

A Recruitment and Retention Premium for Occupational Therapists is available. This is a maximum of £3000 pro rata, to be paid in 3 equal installments: upon successful completion of probationary at 6 months, 2nd payment 6 month after probation; and a final payment of) 6 months after this.

Main duties of the job

This Moving and Handling Specialist post is for mainstream schools, Colleges and early years settings. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake moving and handling risk assessments, write moving and handling plans, recommend and order the equipment required for safe moving and handling, and CYP (0-18) specific training for staff in the setting. The role includes completing environmental access and risk assessments, making the necessary recommendations (including equipment, modifications and adaptations). You will provide generic back training for education staff and parents/carers and be expected to attain and maintain their moving and handling qualification, funded by the service.

You will need to work closely with families to agree the recommendations made to support safe moving and handling within the education setting. Ideally candidates should have post graduate experience/training in assessment and treatment of children and young people with physical disabilities.

Support, mentoring and further training will be provided to meet the individual needs of practitioners in areas where further up skilling and development is required. We offer established supervision and CPD; leadership opportunities and an induction period including opportunity to observe and shadow your team.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

We would love to hear from you. Contact Liesl Salters Brown (OT Clinical Quality Lead) on 07825 929688 for a chat.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description attached, which details the responsibilities within this post. Also attached is the Person Specification.

Successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic and motivated. Good communication, clinical reasoning and organisational skills are essential. You must be a team player but be able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your patients.

Applicants wanting to work full time or part time will be considered. A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum (pro rata where applicable and dependent on base location)

Interview will be in Hemel Hempstead (interview via MS Teams can be offered if needed).

Person Specification
  • Highly specialist knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent qualifications, further theoretical training and experience to Master's level equivalent in required speciality
  • Continued Professional Development evidenced by attendance at short specialist postgraduate courses to maintain and develop own specialist knowledge and expertise
  • HCPC Licence to Practice
  • Registered member of British Association of OT/Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Student Supervision/Clinical Educators Course attendance
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups

  • Line management training
  • Experience of undertaking appraisal and planning CPD for less experienced staff

Experience & Knowledge
  • Experience and commitment to involve patients and service users in the design and development of service provision
  • Evidence of involvement in service policy development in area of specialism
  • Experience of clinical supervision to wide range of staff in area of specialism
  • Knowledge of NHS, Education and social care policy and directives where these impact on area of specialism or service delivery
  • Evidence of delivering training in area of specialism
  • Strong postgraduate experience some of which should be in the relevant specialist area

  • Experience in complex moving and handling

Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across organisations and with a range of audiences
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex data
  • Ability to handle high workloads and to prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to impart unwelcome news

  • A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)
  • Eligible to live and work in UK

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