Specialist Practitioner Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community Occupational Therapist (Physical)

Would you like to work for an Outstanding Trust that values its staff? Are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care; and are you keen to be part of a friendly and progressive integrated community team where your ideas and opinions are valued?

Community services are expanding in line with the NHS 10 year plan, we are seeking a motivated, dynamic and passionate Band 6 OT to work within our Mid Beds Community OT team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within community therapy.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have strong assessment skills with a personalised approach for a range of needs, skills in moving & handling, risk assessing and identifying solutions to reduce risk to meet personal outcomes of the individual, their families and carers. You will work closely alongside all members of the therapy team and wider multi-disciplinary workforce. As a band 6 you will supervise unqualified members of staff alongside an expectation to support student placements.

Experience in the field of adult community services is desirable but a willingness to learn and contribute is more important.

You must have a driving license and have access to a vehicle in order to carry out your duties. You will also need to hold a full driver's license, have access to a vehicle. We are a 7 day service 8am-9pm.

For further information, please contact: Geraldine Conway 07557172192

About us

ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself to promote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review its policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providers of its services are treated according to their needs.

For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employment practice and equality of opportunity are delivered

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of clients who may have complex conditions including multi pathology. Use well developed clinical reasoning to select appropriate assessment techniques.

  • To analyse the information gained from the assessment to formulate an accurate Occupational Therapy treatment plan for the client and then discuss and agree goals and outcomes for treatment with them. To set realistic timescales for achieving these.

  • To select and be able to perform appropriate treatment techniques from a wide range of specialist skills. The selection of techniques will be based on both theoretical and practical knowledge and evaluated past experience.

  • To demonstrate the physical ability to carry out occupational therapy assessment and interventions.

  • To be responsible for all aspects of safety relating to equipment used. To be responsible for checking and/or teaching competency of more junior therapists and non-qualified staff in using equipment e.g. manual handling equipment and techniques and alternative pieces of equipment.

  • Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
    • -BSc Occupational Therapy Degree or Diploma
    • -HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
    • -Clear record of post graduate experience
    • -Significant and relevant post graduate experience
    Experience Essential
    • -Experience of a broad range of physical conditions, treatment techniques and intervention
    • -Core rehabilitation skills
    • -Experience of working with adult clients with primarily physical illness or disability
    • -Experiences of working within the community
    • -Experience of working within the NHS
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • -Detailed understanding of a wide range of physical medical conditions
    • -Knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions that affect physical conditions

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