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Community Occupational Therapist

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Bromsgrove
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our Housing, Adaptations and Specialist equipment (HASE) occupational therapy team. We provide comprehensive OT assessments relating to housing, major adaptations (DFGs), minor adaptations, and specialist equipment for residents of Worcestershire.

This is a permanent post, for 22.5 hours a week, over three plus days with flexibility.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme relating to major adaptations and DFGs. We offer and support continuing professional development to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for this post. We provide regular peer and 1:1 supervision.

Housing, equipment, and adaptations for all age groups is our specialism and the core area of our work. This is an excellent post for someone wanting to join a supportive team with the resources to develop and progress a long-term and rewarding career.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, please get in touch with Julia Pascoe, Occupational Therapy Team Lead on 01527 488016.

Main duties of the job

You will carry out functional assessments within the home and, working with the resident and their carers, identify the challenges faced in remaining at home safely whilst managing everyday tasks.

Having identified the challenges, you will use robust clinical reasoning to make recommendations in relation to the provision of major adaptations, housing and rehousing, specialist and none specialist equipment, and minor adaptations.

You will work in partnership with other health professionals, Local Councils, and the Home Improvement Agency to help deliver these recommendations with the aim of promoting independence, safety, quality of life and good health outcomes for residents in Worcestershire.

You will be responsible for the recording, planning, and managing your own caseload.

Whilst based within a supportive team, you will have autonomy to balance and achieve the demands of this busy, varied but rewarding role.

You will be an excellent communicator, working with clients, carers and other professionals to achieve outcomes for your clients. You will need to be self-motivated, have an excellent work ethic, be able to work autonomously, whilst being a team player.

You will participate in the process of triaging referrals to the HASE OT Service to ensure clients needs are being met by the most appropriate service and person.

You will contribute to the smooth running of an office, team and to wider service development.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

Undertake occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the clients to achieve their maximum independence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES include:
  • Work with clients to assess for major adaptations, specialist equipment and housing needs
  • Liaise with other health and social care professionals, families/carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to enable people to continue to live in their own homes.
  • Contribute to the supervision of staff and students.
  • Work within the services quality standards and observe the policies and procedures of the Trust.
  • Comply with the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and local policies and procedures.
  • Respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of clients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in written format.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • IT skills and competent in using a computer
  • Ability to critically analyse and plan


Experience

Essential

  • A range of post registration experience including in a health and social care setting
  • Experience of delegation to qualified/unqualified staff


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professionals Council Registration
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses / Continual Professional Development maintained portfolio
  • Reflective practitioner
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Knowledge

Essential

  • A good level of knowledge in a wide range of physical conditions
  • Knowledge of the adaptation and Disabled Facility Grant.
  • High level of knowledge relating to disability equipment


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road

Bromsgrove

Worcestershire

B61 0BB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9798-0373

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