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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year pa inc
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a dynamic and aspiring Occupational Therapist interested in developing your clinical skills managing adults with neurological conditions in a community setting and with the credentials to swiftly transition into a band 6 post?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team in a Band 5 OT development role. We have secured funding to support the possibility of the successful candidate transitioning to a Band 6 specialist role within 12-24 months of joining the team, following an individualised development plan based on performance and clinical competencies.

As the successful candidate, you will join a forward looking and supportive MDT neuro rehab team, including OTs, Physiotherapists, SLTs, Rehabilitation Assistants & Specialist Neuro Nurses. We provide multi-disciplinary, evidence-based intervention to clients living in their own homes, care homes and within the local community, with regular opportunities for joint goal setting and intervention.

Our service actively encourages and supports continued professional development, with regular in-service training. If you are a newly qualified OT, you will be actively supported through a well-developed supervision structure and be part of Oxleas established preceptorship programme.

Main duties of the job

With support and training from the OT team, you will provide specialist neurological OT assessment and treatment to adults presenting with highly complex neurological conditions including; stroke, MND, MS, head injury and Parkinson's.

You will have experience of a range of practical placements, experience of using standardised OT assessments, have worked in a multi-disciplinary team and ideally provided individual and group work. Experience of working with adults with neurological conditions and recent training with a rehabilitation/neurology emphasis would be ideal, but is not essential. You need to have a strong understanding of the role of OT, be able to work autonomously, have high level communication skills, a flexible problem solving approach and demonstrate you are efficient with your caseload and time management.

So, if you are a versatile and enthusiastic OT who would like the opportunity to develop within our expanding, friendly team and you share our commitment to high quality, holistic client-centred care, we would love to hear from you.

About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

*******Please see attached job description for full details and responsibilities for this role*******

Person Specification Education/Quaifications Essential
  • Degree/diploma in OT
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Member BAOT
  • Undertaking further relevant studies/training
Other Essential
  • Car owner/driver
Experience Essential
  • Range of placement experience
  • Experience using OT standardised assessments
  • Some clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of working in an MDT
Knowledge/Abilities Essential
  • Ability to establish rapport with service users/carers
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
  • Knowledge of the OT process, frames of reference and models of intervention
  • Computer literate
  • Presentation/training skills

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