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Senior Occupational Therapist (Hospice)

Employer
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
15 Hours per week over 3 days

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Community Palliative Therapy Team working in Teeside Hospice. The post holder will be employed as a Senior Therapist working collaboratively in an integrated team with Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, nursing, and consultant.

This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills and the post holder will be supported to attend relevant post graduate courses. We have an established an comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through workshops, clinical supervision and the appraisal process. There is also an expectation to actively participate in audit and research and the Hospital has close links with both the University of Teesside and Durham University.

Main duties of the job

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton and a number of community hospitals and community services.

Therapy services at South Tees NHS trust are also part of the wider Integrated OT service. This is a unique partnership between Health and Social care in South Tees with a commitment to working together, improving the quality of our services and getting rid of existing barriers between health and social services.

The post holder will be expected to have experience in the occupational therapy assessment and management of palliative patients and have gained experience across a variety of specialties with the ability to assess for postural seating and provide fatigue management.

The ability to travel independently throughout the communities is also an essential part of this post as you will need to support patients to return home if their preferred place of care is home.

You will also work closely with the acute palliative Therapy team based at James Cook University Hospital as well as the Specialist Palliative care team in the community and Social care OTs to provide a seamless pathway for the palliative patient journey.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role.

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered as fit to practice as an OT by professional body, e.g. HCPC
  • Evidence of Post Graduate clinical training/ development relevant to palliative care


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates a highly specialist clinical knowledge and skills relevant to Palliative care
  • Evidence of working within community Therapy services within the NHS
  • Evidence of audit and participation in service development
  • Knowledge of relevant national guidelines and standards for palliative patients


Desirable

  • Demonstrates evidence of teaching skills to a range of professionals


Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Teesside Hospice

Northgate Road

Middlesbrough

TS5 5NW

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328-FCS-6072996-A

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