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Occupational Therapist (XR06)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you love Neuro? Have you a passion for stroke? Would you like to work in a large experienced neuro OT team? Want to live and experience the diverse and vibrant city of Leeds? Then we would love you to hear from you.

At LTHT OT we value and celebrate diversity and are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated person to join our team who has a passion to drive and deliver best practise in Stroke care.

The post currently available is a Band 6 Occupational post on the stroke pathway,. It is a 12 month rotational post rotating between the acute stroke team, which includes the regional HASU thrombolysis and thrombectomy service, the inpatient stroke rehabilitation team (at Chapel Allerton Hospital) and community stroke rehabilitation team (CSRT).

The successful candidate will be employed by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust but work within Leeds Community Healthcare during their CSRT rotation. Rotations occur yearly.

There will be an expectation to deliver evidence based stroke practise, complete holistic OT neuro assessments, establish and facilitate person-centred treatment goals.

Skills in complex discharge planning and risk assessment are also required. Good communication skills are essential. Along with good time management and prioritisation skills as you manage your own caseloads. You will be expected to be able to work autonomously but also collaboratively as part of the MDT.

Main duties of the job

There will be an expectation to deliver evidence based stroke practise, complete holistic OT neuro assessments, establish and facilitate person-centred treatment goals.

Skills in complex discharge planning and risk assessment are also required. Good communication skills are essential. Along with good time management and prioritisation skills as you manage your own caseloads. You will be expected to be able to work autonomously but also collaboratively as part of the MDT.

As a band 6 you will support the band 7 in leading and developing the services, including clinical audit and in-service training. Inaddition you will contribute and support the clinical supervision and appraisals of more junior staff and be involved in the development of Occupational Therapy students and Clinical Support Workers.

About us

As a band 6 you will support the band 7 in leading and developing the services, including clinical audit and in-service training. Inaddition you will contribute and support the clinical supervision and appraisals of more junior staff and be involved in the development of Occupational Therapy students and Clinical Support Workers.

As a trust we are committed and actively support your Continued Professional Development. You will receive regular supervision, annual appraisals, in service training and peer support from highly skilled clinicians.

For the rotation within CSRT, It is essential you are a car driver and have a car for business use.

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

To work within the Occupational Therapy Service, providing OT intervention to a caseload of Stroke patients.

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

To develop and apply specialist knowledge, gained from past experience, on the job experience and specialist training.

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 discharge) and using Occupational Therapy core skills.

To supervise and support Occupational Therapists.

To delegate work to, supervise and support Occupational Therapy support staff.

To supervise and educate Occupational Therapy students.

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

To be actively involved in team and service developments including audit and research.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy HPC Registration


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience in a physical setting Post qualification experience as an Occupational Therapist


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Able to take responsibility Time management Able to prioritise Flexible approach


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

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C9298-ATH-319

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