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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Hospital@Home Therapy Team

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Exciting Development opportunity with the dynamic Hospital at Home Therapy Team. There will be an opportunity to gain specialist Occupational Therapy Band 6 competencies within community urgent response. Hospital at home therapy team work as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside physiotherapists, Therapy Assistant practitioners, Advanced Clinical practitioners,Hospital at Home nursing.Acute hospital discharge teams, Emergency department, Specialist palliative care team and Community Therapy Neighbourhood teams.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in developing their specialist knowledge, working closely with our Urgent response colleagues with aim of preventing hospital admissions and facilitating early discharges from hospital.

You will be offered regular formal and informal supervision with training opportunities to support your development. The hospital at home therapy team have a high patient satisfaction rate with excellent feedback. This role is a good stepping stone for those wishing to progress their occupational therapy career to a specialist band 6 role.

Main duties of the job

To work within the Integrated Community Therapy Team, providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. To liaise with other health & social care professionals, to enable people to continue living in/to return to their homes in the community following illness or disability. To contribute to the ethos of person-centred care, care closer to home and self-management, by promoting the philosophy of Occupational Therapy within the team.

Aim to develop optimum levels of function and independence in the physical, emotional and social aspects of life to prevent inappropriate admission to hospital and facilitate timely and appropriate discharge from the acute sector utilising the discharge to assess pathway.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post Graduate specialist qualification/significant post graduate experience


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail
  • Able to make independent, sound, clinical decisions and problem solve


Experience

Essential

  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Vaughan Building, Belmont

Hereford

HR2 9RP

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