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Stroke Occupational Therapist

Employer
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ilford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (Plus HCAS)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Looking to take the next step in your career? Passionate about stroke rehabilitation?NELFT's Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Unit located at Meadow Court in Goodmayes, has an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic B6 Stroke Specialist Occupational therapist to join their team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment to patients on the Stroke Unit with a variety of complex neurological needs, taking into consideration the patient's physical/cognitive/perceptual skills to identify the patient's abilities and areas of difficulty.
  • Taking a role in the leadership of junior staff and support assistants, through supervision, training and appraisal.
  • Achieving and maintaining quality care through the delivery of evidence based practice and adherence with national guidance.
  • Working as part of the multidisciplinary team across the Stroke and Neurology pathway liaising and supporting our therapy colleagues in the community as required.

Falling with the remit of Stroke and Neurology services within NELFT's Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate, there are strong working relationships between our inpatient and community staff within this pathway. This enables us to provide joint in-service training as well as opportunities to participate within our multidisciplinary stroke forum group.

There is a well-established appraisal system and a commitment to support staff to develop leadership and clinical skills through regular supervision, our structured in-service programme and internal and external training opportunities.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment to patients on the Stroke Unit with a variety of complex neurological needs, taking into consideration the patients physical/cognitive/perceptual skills to identify the patients abilities and areas of difficulty.
  • Taking a role in the leadership of junior staff and support assistants, through supervision, training and appraisal.
  • Achieving and maintaining quality care through the delivery of evidence based practice and adherence with national guidance.
  • Working as part of the multidisciplinary team across the Stroke and Neurology pathway liaising and supporting our therapy colleagues in the community as required.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as band 5 OT (min 18 months)
  • Previous experience working in UK or similar health economy
  • Post Registration Courses completed in specific areas e.g. Cognition / splinting


Desirable

  • member of specialist Interest Group


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstration of knowledge of standards of practice, evidence and best practice guidelines in relation to OT
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of role of OT in relations to Rehab as well as the role of other professionals in MDT


Skills

Essential

  • IT skills
  • ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • skills in problem solving, using initiative and working flexibly
  • The ability to demonstrate clinical and professional development


Desirable

  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


personal qualities

Essential

  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
  • flexible approach to working
  • Excellent time management skills including an ability to prioritise workload


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Marigold Ward, Meadow Court

Barley Lane, Goodmayes Hospital

Ilford

IG3 8XJ

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