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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockton on Tees
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
As a Specialist Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will manage a complex caseload independently, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.

To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.

To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision

To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working

To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives

To use the Trust electronic patient record system

To abide by all Trust policies and procedures

To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

About us

An exciting 12 month secondment or fixed term contract opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy Hub in the Stockton Community.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs
  • Experience of supervising students on placement.
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities.
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training.


Desirable

  • Day to day supervision of staff


Knowledge

Essential

  • Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wessex House, Falcon Court, Preston Farm

Industrial Estate

Stockton on Tees

TS18 3TX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

346-DDA-095-24

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