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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the MSK Pain Clinic and Therapy Services team based in MSK Outpatients at Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The role involves skilled assessments and management of patients using a range of psychologically informed occupational therapy and pain management strategies. The pain management occupational therapist will collaborate with patients to improve participation in valued activity, support energy conservation practices, teach relaxation strategies, provide advice and support with work or education, and coach patients to self-manage their well-being. This role also involves the delivery of a group Pain Management Programme.

Excellent team working skills and the ability to work collaboratively are essential. The pain management occupational therapist should have strong communication skills, including skills and attributes related to empathy, validation, active listening, group dynamics and rapport building.

Regular supervision and support from the clinical specialists will be provided as well as group supervision and multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss complex clinical issues.

We also offer excellent in-service training programs to support staff to continue with developing clinical and leadership skills, including developing and delivering education, supervision, mentorship, and service developments. There is also the opportunity to get involved in service improvement and audit.

Main duties of the job

Provide skilled assessments and management of patients using a range of psychologically informed occupational therapy and pain management strategies.

Collaborate with patients to improve participation in valued activity, support energy conservation practices, teach relaxation strategies, provide advice and support with work or education, and coach patients to self-manage their well-being.

Undertake the delivery of a group Pain Management Programme.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Specialist post-registration training programmes


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration experience sufficient to acquire core competencies in Occupational Therapy practice for medical, surgical and neurological conditions and the knowledge and skill to manage a complex specialist caseload in the chosen field


Desirable

  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety, link worker
  • Member of special Interest Group
  • Fieldwork educators Course
  • Clinical Effectiveness course/Project


Further Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good post-registration theoretical and practical knowledge of therapy practice in stroke


Desirable

  • System one training


Special Skills/apptitudes

Essential

  • Competency in occupational therapy clinical reasoning, processes & practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others


Desirable

  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital or community setting
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of stress and ability to help others cope under pressure


Other Factors

Essential

  • Flexible and reliable approach to working practices
  • Positive, proactive attitude to patient care and teamwork


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road

Sheffield

S10 2JF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

190-7627-DIR

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