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Band 6 OT Rotation: Integrated Health and Oxleas community services

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are looking for a band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy service.

Established four years ago the LGT and Oxleas Rotational Band 6 AHP Rotational Programme has provided a unique opportunity for AHPs to work in Acute, Community and Mental Health providing a career progression pathway.

These roles are ideal for experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who are looking for a promotional opportunity. We offer the Oxleas AHP Beyond Preceptorship Programme to support AHPs in their transition from Band 5 to 6. Supervision, support and training is well embedded in both organisations.

The current rotations include:
  • Emergency Department
  • Acute Medicine Unit - short stay frailty unit and acute medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • ITU & Neuro outliers
  • Trauma and Orthopedics
  • Medicine
  • Stroke Unit (University Hospital Lewisham)
  • Community Stroke Rehabilitation (Bromley community services)
  • Community Neuro Rehab (Oxleas including ESD)
  • JET (Greenwich community rapid response)
  • Bexley Rapid Response Team (Community, partnered with Oxleas)
  • Psychiatric Liaison Mental Health (Oxleas)

** Community Paediatric rotation currently being explored.

LGT & Oxleas Band 6 AHP Rotation Programme - YouTube

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with a range of agencies and local services. The successful post holder will have access to regular training and CPD opportunities to further develop their career. Initially there will be support to transition from a Band 5 to a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, or to encourage further development for experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapists.

Senior Occupational Therapists are more experienced clinicians who independently manage a full specialised clinical caseload. They are responsible for supervising designated members of staff within the team, including students and apprentices on placement.

Our senior Occupational Therapists rotate through speciality pathways on a 9-monthly basis and work under supervision of an allocated Team Lead for the Clinical Area.

The rotations associated with this post may change in response to future service demands and the postholder may be required to work at any of the sites within the Trust.

If the post is a rotational role, this means you will rotate across the Trust hospital sites and this would reflect on your high cost area allowance. The location on the contract is the first rotation site and will change for the next rotation.

When based on the acute sits you will be working in a large friendly therapy department, in a vibrant and diverse area of London based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    JOB PURPOSE

    An opportunity has arisen for a senior Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy Department at the Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich. You may be an experienced band 5 or an established band 6 seeking a new challenge.

    Senior Occupational Therapists are more experienced clinicians who independently manage a full specialised clinical caseload. They are responsible for supervising designated members of staff within the team, including students and apprentices on placement.

    Our senior Occupational Therapists rotate through speciality pathways on a 9-monthly basis and work under supervision of an allocated Team Lead for the Clinical Area.

    Inpatient Rotations at Queen Elizabeth Hospital include:
    • Emergency Department
    • Acute Medical Unit
    • Care of the Elderly
    • Trauma Orthopaedics & Surgery
    • Critical Care & Neuro Outliers

    Inpatient Rotation at University Hospital Lewisham:
    • Stroke Rehab

    Community Rotations (car driver required) Include:
    • Oxleas Older Persons Psychiatry
    • Bromley Stroke Rehab
    • Bexley Rapid Response
    • Greenwich Joint Emergency Care

    Clinical Governance and clinical support will be provided to rotational staff by the Band 7 Occupational Therapy Team Lead in each specialty.

    In conjunction with the Team Lead, the post holder will participate in a rolling programme of education, clinical evaluation, audit and research across the speciality.

    The rotations associated with this post may change in response to future service demands and the postholder may be required to work at any of the sites within the Trust.

    7-day working for Therapies is under development within the Trust and it is anticipated that the postholder will be required to work at weekends on a roster basis during some of the above rotations.

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS

    Band 5 Occupational Therapists, Team Lead Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Inpatient Site Lead, Heads of Therapies, Therapy Support Workers, Medical Consultants, Physiotherapists / Speech and Language Therapists / Dietitians, All Occupational Therapy Staff Trustwide, Nursing Staff, Referring Hospitals, Social Services, Community Services, GPs, Voluntary Services, Academic Institutions, Specialists external to L& G.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Clinical

    To undertake all aspects of clinical duties and to carry a significant caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner, including those with complex presentations

    To work at an advanced level and to be professionally and legally accountable for a specialised patient caseload and to decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands

    To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work, and the work of staff under the postholders supervision. This will include the management of clinical risk, clinical governance, knowledge of indications and precautions of chosen techniques in line with National and Trust clinical guidelines and protocols where they exist.

    To assess patients capacity, gain valid informed consent to treatment and where such capacity is lacking/absent to work within a legal framework in the management of the patient

    To undertake the comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of patients, including those with complex presentation, using investigative, palpatory, analytical and clinical reasoning skills

    To undertake physical treatment techniques utilising highly developed manual skills

    To formulate individualised clinical management programmes, utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to plan a specialised programme of care

    To use recognised outcome measures to evaluate the effect of Occupational Therapy interventions and ensure that treatment programmes are progressing appropriately.

    To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers, other disciplines and agencies. To promote understanding of the aims of Occupational Therapy and to ensure continuation of the treatment programme. To be consulted by staff under the postholders supervision

    To participate in and where indicated, initiate multidisciplinary/multi-agency team meetings and case conferences to ensure the co-ordination of patient care. This may include the review of patient progress and discharge planning

    To ensure accurate, comprehensive and up to date clinical records are maintained in accordance with Trust guidance and professionally agreed criteria

    To identify and employ suitable verbal and non-verbal communication skills with patients where there may be barriers to understanding or the inability to accept diagnosis. To facilitate the best possible communication outcome in every situation and use appropriate services e.g. interpreters, SALT

    To ensure that individual practice and that of the local pathway team is user focused and patient views are incorporated into treatment planning

    To employ appropriate skills such as persuasion, motivation and negotiation to gain co-operation in the continuation of the agreed treatment programme

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications

    Essential

    • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
    • HCPC registration
    • Undertaken a range of relevant postgraduate courses


    Desirable

    • BAOT
    • Member of Special interest Group
    • Undertaken appropriate managerial training


    Skills and Abilities

    Essential

    • The ability to discuss clinical reasoning in the management of complex cases
    • The ability to identify and act upon adverse clinical signs
    • Able to communicate complex information to patients, carers other health professionals and team.
    • Excellent ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Excellent time management skills with ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
    • IT skills, including using hospital data bases, word processing, excel, email and power point
    • Good teaching and presentation skills


    Desirable

    • IT skills - Ability to create and/or format data and/or complex spreadsheets using computerised
    • Demonstrates excellent leadership ability and motivational skills
    • Knowledge of and skills in self-management Techniques


    Experience

    Essential

    • Wide ranging rotational Occupational Therapy experience at Band 5 level
    • Experience of participating in audit and evidence based projects.
    • Evidence of actively participating in in-service training and MDT groups, and evaluating effectiveness of training
    • Experience and ability to work collaboratively within MDT and external agencies


    Desirable

    • Research experience.
    • Previous experience at band 6 level


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Knowledge of evidenced based practice pertaining to specialist areas of Occupational Therapy
    • Knowledge of key national guidelines and standards pertaining to specialist areas of Occupational Therapy
    • Understanding of clinical governance and its implication for Occupational Therapy
    • Awareness and understanding of NHS structure, current issues and developments
    • Understanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession
    • Knowledge and skills in the application of outcome measures


    Desirable

    • Car owner.
    • Car Driver


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    London

    SE18 4QH

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    197-UT4885-D

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