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Occupational Therapist Advanced (XR07)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you a motivated and forward thinking Band 7 looking for your next challenge? An experienced band 6 looking to develop your leadership and service development skills? Or maybe you would be interested in testing the water with a secondment? If so we would love to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the inpatient Occupational Therapy team at The Leeds Childrens Hospital (Mon-Fri service). All Childrens wards are covered including Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics and PICU.

Neuro rehab skills, complex caseload management, ability to work in a fast paced environment and commitment to patient centred, goal orientated care are all essential requirements.

The Childrens Occupational Therapy Team is committed to staff/service development through appraisal, training, research and audit. Our mission is to make a positive difference in children's lives through the use of specialist, individualised and fun therapy in partnership with the MDT, the child and their family.

Main duties of the job

Are you a motivated and forward thinking Band 7 looking for your next challenge? An experienced band 6 looking to develop your leadership and service development skills? Or maybe you would be interested in testing the water with a secondment? If so we would love to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the inpatient Occupational Therapy team at The Leeds Childrens Hospital (Mon-Fri service). All Childrens wards are covered including Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics and PICU.

Neuro rehab skills, complex caseload management, ability to work in a fast paced environment and commitment to patient centred, goal orientated care are all essential requirements.

The Childrens Occupational Therapy Team is committed to staff/service development through appraisal, training, research and audit. Our mission is to make a positive difference in children's lives through the use of specialist, individualised and fun therapy in partnership with the MDT, the child and their family.

About us

Leeds Childrens Hospital provides services to the region and city of Leeds. This is an exciting and dynamic place to work and we are passionate about our deeply-held values.

The Childrens Occupational Therapy team work across Leeds Childrens Hospital covering both inpatient wards and outpatients. Services include Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopaedics, General medicine, Neuromuscular, Neonates, Neurodevelopmental, Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal and Long Covid. We are a friendly and supportive team, Our aim is to always strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, and we are highly committed to supporting CPD and wellbeing of staff.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Job Purpose

To work within the Occupational Therapy Service, leading coordinating and developing effective intervention in a specialist area, in conjunction with the Head Occupational Therapist Clinical Area and colleagues.

To manage autonomously a clinical workload at a highly specialist level: assessing and treating patients and maintaining associated records.

To apply evidence based knowledge of the specialist clinical area, acquired through in depth experience and/or academic study to specialist post graduate level or equivalent

To provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to patients with diverse, complex and multiple pathological presentations.

To adopt a key role in clinical risk assessment and discharge planning

To take responsibility for organising and carrying out home assessments. Leading and co-ordinating discussions with patients and carers, health and social care professionals and community agencies to plan and implement effective and safe hospital discharges.

To provide an evidence based service to the specialist clinical area.

To provide a patient-focused service following the Occupational Therapy process (screen referrals, assess and plan treatment programmes, implement and evaluate treatment programmes, monitor and plan discharge) using Occupational Therapy core skills.

To represent the Occupational Therapy Service and act as a patient advocate in multi-disciplinary meetings, with external agencies such as Social Services, Housing, Intermediate Care Services.

To manage, supervise and delegate to Occupational Therapists within the team.

To manage, supervise and delegate to Occupational Therapy Support Staff.

To supervise and educate Occupational Therapy Students.

To act as a professional role model for other team members.

To assist with the general caseload of the team as service needs dictate.

To act as a highly specialist Occupational Therapy Resource for colleagues, carers and patients.

To lead and participate in team and service developments including audit and research.

To be involved in multi-disciplinary coordination and development of services.

The trust acknowledges and supports the statements laid down by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (College of Occupational Therapy). The post holder will be professionally accountable to Health Professions Council, and accountable contractually to their employer and to the law for their actions.

2. Job Dimensions

Clinical Responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the management of patients with highly complex health and social care needs. The post holder as a highly specialised, autonomous practitioner will address occupational therapy performance skills, social context and activity demands in collaboration with patients, carers and colleagues.

Clinical intervention may take place in a variety of settings including wards, therapy departments, clinics, peoples homes, work places community facilities, child care and educational establishments.

The work involves close liaison with the multi-disciplinary team and community based health and social care providers.

Refer to Section 9 for specific details of responsibilities.

Team Responsibilities

1. To manage, supervise and support Occupational Therapists, Support Staff and Students

2. To deputise for the Head Occupational Therapist

3. To represent Occupational Therapy on working parties and multi-agency meetings

4. To act as a resource of clinical expertise and advice within the clinical specialty

for colleagues, patients and carers

5. To be responsible for routine organisation and maintenance of the department/section

6. To initiate, lead and contribute to service development

7. To support the team in meeting local and government targets

8. To lead and participate in projects

9. To lead and participate in in-service training

10. To initiate, promote and implement changes to policies, procedures and practices within the clinical area as identified in team plan

11. To be responsible for financial and physical resources, for example, the use of equipment store systems such as Leeds Equipment Service, petty cash

12. To be responsible for checking and cleaning equipment in line with Trust and service Health and Safety Policies

Professional Responsibilities

1. To support Trust objectives and business plan

2. To lead and promote Service objectives and business plan

3. Specialist knowledge of Modernisation Agenda/Government Initiatives

4. To ensure clinical governance, quality assurance and professional standards are adhered to.

5. Membership of COT specialist section relevant to post

6. Awareness of COT initiatives

7. To initiate, promote and lead changes to policies, procedures and practice within the clinical speciality which may impact on other disciplines.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy/or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post graduate experience at a senior level
  • Experience in the clinical speciality and in a range of clinical areas


Desirable

  • Change management
  • Involvement in establishing a new service


Skills & Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to take responsibility for self and others
  • Able to take responsibility for local service delivery
  • Advanced understanding of functional implications of illness and disability related to the specialist clinical area
  • Understanding and application of standardised assessments and treatment techniques associated with the specialist clinical area
  • Mature and adaptable
  • Team worker
  • Advanced problem solving skills/clinical reasoning
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to teach and motivate others
  • Able to work effectively in a stressful environment
  • Moving and handling of patients and equipment is a requirement of this post


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street

Leeds

LS1 3EX

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