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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£24,907 to £30,615 a year Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Rotational Occupational Therapist Band 5 Full Time - 37.5 hours

We are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational therapist to join our B5 rotation here at Tameside. This exciting opportunity offers the post holder the chance to gain experience on the following rotations :

Acute medicine, Acute Orthopaedics, Inpatient Stroke rehab, Intermediate Care and Community Neuro Rehab.
Interviews: 10th August 2022

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be required to complete relevant Occupational Therapy assessments, derive and deliver treatment plan, provide advice and be responsible for safe discharge planning of patients across acute and community services in Tameside and Glossop.

They will manage a caseload of patients, with regular supervision, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Although the majority of these rotations currently work weekdays, there are rotations that will require minimal weekend working.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop.

We provide a range of high quality services both within the hospital and across our local community for both adults and children.

Our vision is toimprove health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health and care partners.

We have a clear set of values and behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate and these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide skilled Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment, advice and discharge planning within the Acute Service. They will work across our medical wards managing a caseload of patients, with regular supervision, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Although this post is currently a static post, there is potential for this to join our well established B5 rotation.


1.1 Main Duties and responsibilities
  • To provide skilled occupational therapy assessment, treatment, advice and discharge planning within across Tameside and Glossop acute services
  • To manage a caseload of patients with regular supervision. Using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
  • To represent the occupational therapy department in the interdisciplinary team, providing advice to other health professionals
  • To delegate appropriate work to untrained staff across disciplines, within the multi-disciplinary team

1.2 Communication
  • To work in close partnership with Multi-disciplinary colleagues, social services colleagues and voluntary agencies communicating highly confidential and complex information
  • To provide reports as appropriate for other agencies e.g. social services.
  • To communicate effectively with all other health sector and outside agencies for information exchange/ gathering and problem solving
  • To communicate with patients/service-users/carers/relatives in any means required in a sensitive and appropriate manner (verbal, gesture, written)

1.3 Responsibility for Patient Care
  • To gain consent from patients and negotiate agreed goals and treatment plans
  • To assess, plan, implement, analyse and review complex situations under supervision
  • To evaluate treatment approach and adjust accordingly
  • To communicate sensitively with patients and their families
  • To manage patients with chronic disease and have the ability to know when to refer to other agencies and liaise with other members of the team appropriately
  • To be responsible for engaging clients in therapy sessions using effective communication skills, to plan, implement, analyse and review treatment plans.
  • To demonstrate good time management skills to plan and prioritise own client caseload effectively.
  • To be responsible for the safety and welfare of patients, colleagues and self at all times in accordance with professional standards and Trust policy
  • To attend in-service training and mandatory training as per the Trust requirements
  • To be responsible for maintaining Patient records in line with Trust policy and professional standards.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with the Data protection act and professional standards

1.4 Planning and organising
  • Be able to organise and plan own workload/activities in order to meet the demands of the job role effectively.
  • To demonstrate a proactive approach to work
  • To assist in the training of other colleagues as appropriate
  • To demonstrate good time management and organisational skills
  • To support and supervise non-qualifed colleagues.

1.5 Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resource
  • To assess for, prescribe and issue aids and equipment as per Trust policy
  • To use therapeutic equipment safely and be responsible for its safe keeping and maintenance
  • Ensure safe and efficient use of equipment, resources and consumables at all times.

1.6 Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation
  • To have a working knowledge of Trust policies/procedures and RCOT code of conduct and adhere to these at all times
  • To participate in personal development review, and be responsible for complying with agreed personal development plan to meet set objectives
  • To actively contribute to in-service training by attendance and participation.
  • To participate in departmental staff meetings, unit development meetings and departmental audits
  • To be aware of, comment on and/or actively participate in changes on policies, procedures or service developments.
  • To embrace and support line management and the department in making service improvements within the workplace.
  • Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role

1.7 Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership
  • To utilise clinical supervision appropriately
  • To maintain own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain CPD portfolio which reflects personal development
  • To be accountable for own actions, with support through regular supervision.
  • To be accountable for the delegation of work to unqualified staff
  • Support new or less experienced work colleagues to adapt to the workplace.
  • Deliver education and training to patients, their carers and other appropriate agencies, in relation to the role of an occupational therapist, the patients condition, healthy lifestyle choices and self-management

1.8 Research, Development and Audit
  • To participate in clinical audit projects as required by Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Maintain own professional standards and continued professional development file.

1.9 Physical Skills and Effort
  • To hold a full drivers license and be able to insure for business use purposes
  • To keep up to date with and uphold safe manual handling techniques
  • To be able to use a computer and relevant software packages relevant to the job role

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC registration
Knowledge Essential
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Previous knowledge and experience gained through qualification and student experience or previous employment
  • Evidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • Student experience within a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience at a band 5 level
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • oAbility to manage own caseload and prioritise workload
  • oAbility to assess and plan treatment using a problem solving approach
  • oAbility to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • oAbility to communicate complex and sensitive information effectively in written, verbal and presentational form to service users, staff and other professionals related to service delivery
  • oAbility to maintain high standards during clinical intervention
  • oAbility to demonstrate good time management skills / reliability / punctuality

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