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Senior Occupational Therapist - Housing Team

Employer
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Grimsby
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Looking for an exciting opportunity? Are you looking for a fun, friendly and supportive team, where the patient is at the centre of all interventions and you, as clinician, are supported by the wider team to achieve their individual goals? Do you want to be part of our supportive, dedicated and hardworking team with strong links to the wider therapy community in the region? Are you eager to provide quality therapy interventions and contribute to the service development agenda? Are you eager to develop, maintain and continue to add to your wide range of skills in our supportive and integrated therapy team?

Are you keen to mix your clinical caseload with opportunity for further learning either by joint working, in service training within the division or application for more bespoke training specific to yours and the service area's needs?

Then we could be the team you are looking for....

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior band 6 Occupational therapist to join an established and expanding team working in Housing team in North East Lincolnshire, assessing individuals for major adaptations via disabled facilities grant process or for rehousing support. Where the successful applicant does not meet all essential criteria this post may be offered as band 5-6 developmental opportunity.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations or multiple pathologies use advanced clinical reasoning skills, including the assessment of cognitive and perceptual impairment, interpreting these assessments and providing appropriate recommendations, considering appropriateness of a DFG recommendation or rehousing or equipment or additional rehabilitation where appropriate.
  • Assess and manage clinical risk within own and delegated patients
  • Assess patient understanding of proposals gain valid informed consent and work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent
  • Represent the Therapy service and/or individual patients at MDT meetings to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.
  • Work as a lone practitioner with telephone support from a senior Occupational Therapist if required
  • Be responsible for maintaining accurate, comprehensive patient treatment records in line with COT Standards of Practice and. To comply with COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and local policies and procedures
  • To be aware of Trust policies and statutory requirements such as Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, COSHH, Fire Safety, Complaints and Incident Reporting


About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at https://joinnlag.co.uk/

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • oDegree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • oState Registered
  • oCar driver for community work


Desirable

  • oBAOT membership
  • oRelevant accredited clinical courses


Occupational Experience

Essential

  • oEvidence of a range of CPD activities
  • oEvidence of experience of the DFG process
  • oExperience of team working
  • evidence of range of clinical experience in the 18 months post qualification


Desirable

  • evidence of ability to work 1 1 and group
  • experience of supervision of colleagues/students


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Address

NEL Community

Cromwell Road

Grimsby

DN33 2BA

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208-8AB37F-24-2

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