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Senior Occupational Therapist (Development Role)

Employer
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oswestry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (NHS TCS Annex 21 provisions in place)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arising for an Occupational therapist to join our specialist team within our Midlands Centre for Spinal injuries as a Trainee Senior Occupational Therapist.

This role is Pay Band 6 with NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Annex 21 provisions in place until the candidate has completed the 18 month competency development (both clinical and leadership) associated with working in this specialist area.

[Annex 21

(ii) more than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate - �29,832.60 per annum pro-ratad for any hours worked less than full time. ]

On achievement of the competencies required the appointee will provide a high quality of occupational therapy service to patients with spinal cord injury by providing advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have complex or chronic presentation.

Our specialist unit ensure a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and discharge.

Applicants from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.Job seekers should be aware that not all roles will be eligible for Skilled Worker Sponsorship. For further information visit UK Visas and Immigration - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients with spinal cord injury.
  • To plan and deliver individual occupational therapy treatment proposals, based on a specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.
  • To represent the occupational therapy service and/or individual patients at the meetings or ward rounds.
  • To effectively communicate with patients and their parents and/or carers, to progress and encourage compliance with their treatment and rehabilitation programmes.
  • To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professional to promote understanding of the aims of occupational therapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated case load of patients, to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To participate in the Key Worker System, to use the Needs Assessment Checklist and to chair multidisciplinary Goal Setting meetings (taking minutes for distribution).
  • To ensure correct provision of equipment for patients to facilitate discharge.
  • To support patients through acceptance of stressful, complex physical conditions.
  • Consistently maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment records for your patients, in line with legal and departmental requirements.
  • To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all equipment and patient aids/appliances.


About us

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH)is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities - including our recently-opened �6 million Headley Court Veterans' Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.We are based in North Shropshire, close to the border with North and Mid Wales. It is one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. It offers outstanding opportunities for anyone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle or is looking to raise a family.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of patients in your care and supporting less experienced staff to do likewise.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients with spinal cord injury, including those with diverse or highly complex presentations/multi pathologies.
  • Assess patients understanding of treatment proposals, gain informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To plan and deliver individual occupational therapy treatment proposals, based on a specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills/options e.g. upper limb management, splinting and FES, patient education, verbal/physical independence in functional activities including home/work/school assessments.
  • Continually reassess/evaluate patient progress and alter treatment programmes as required.
  • To represent the occupational therapy service and/or individual patients at the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings or ward rounds, to ensure the delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service and integrate occupational therapy treatment into the overall treatment programme. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress, appropriate referrals for further interventions and involvement in discharge plans.
  • To effectively communicate with patients and their parents and/or carers, to progress and encourage compliance with their treatment and rehabilitation programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating for example patients who are deaf, blind, illiterate, dysphasic, have learning difficulties, have mental health problems (including those with suicidal tendencies), those experiencing difficulties accepting their diagnosis, and for those who may not speak English or it is their second language. This will involve the use of skills such as persuasion, motivation and explanation to ensure optimum outcomes for the patient.
  • To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professional to promote understanding of the aims of occupational therapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated case load of patients, to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To participate in the Key Worker System, to use the Needs Assessment Checklist and to chair multidisciplinary Goal Setting meetings (taking minutes for distribution), to co-ordinate the individual patients rehabilitation and discharge plans.
  • To ensure correct provision of equipment for patients to facilitate discharge.
  • To support patients through acceptance of stressful, complex physical conditions.
  • Consistently maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment records for your patients, in line with legal (BAOT Standards of Occupational Therapy practice) and departmental requirements and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports or letters when appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all equipment and patient aids/appliances.
  • To be involved in the assessment for and provision of specialised equipment, including shower chairs.
  • To participate in the provision of an occupational therapy service within the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries Outpatients Service.

Professional
  • To set high personal and professional standards of work within the BAOT/Trusts clinical guidelines, National Service Frameworks (NSF) and NICE guidance and monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for teaching student occupational therapists to graduate level on functional skills and knowledge within the area of spinal injuries. This will involve the use of appraisal documentation.
  • To assist with the training and supervision of less experienced staff and occupational therapy, TIs and assistants.
  • To participate in the programme of in-service training as an active member, by attendance at and/or delivery of presentations and training sessions, either separately or at shared learning sessions.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme and personal development plan as both appraiser and appraisee.
  • Undertake the measure and evaluation of own work in line with current occupational therapy practice through application of EBP (Evidence Based Practice), audit, research, outcome measures and reflective practice.
  • To take on the optional responsibility of link training for Health and Safety, Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or Manual handling, or some other additional training duty within the department as requested.

Organisational
  • To be responsible for organising and planning own work caseload to meet service and patient priorities, realising the need to be flexible and being able to adjust plans/delegate, as situations arise.
  • To provide supervision and co-ordination of junior staff, students, TIs and assistants on a daily basis.
  • To participate in the team management of the daily activities of the occupational therapy service within the MCSI.
  • Deputise for more senior staff in their absence taking responsibility for the operational management of the team, allocating and organising staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis.
  • To organise and participate in patient sporting and social activities.
  • To undertake as directed the collection of appropriate data or statistics for use in service audit and research projects. To undertake audit/research into specific areas of clinical practice and service delivery using a range of research methodologies as part of MDT audit and/or occupational therapy department research initiatives.
  • To identify opportunities to improve/develop the occupational therapy service to MCSI in order to provide the best patient care within the resources available.
  • To participate in departmental meetings, to contribute ideas for the progress and planning of the service.


Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Degree in occupational therapy
  • State registration


Desirable

  • Member of specific interest group


Experience

Essential

  • Broad rotational experience.
  • Experience in Neurology


Desirable

  • Experience in ? Spinal injuries. ? Rehabilitation. ? Multidisciplinary team working. ? Supervision of occupational therapy Assistants and/or students


Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good communication skills. Written, oral and electronic.
  • Full UK drivers license.


Desirable

  • Relevant clinical courses.
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others.
  • Committee membership
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and independently
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to cope with stressful environment/patients/carers.


Knowledge (including specialist or technical knowledge required)

Essential

  • CPD portfolio with evidence of IST and reflective learning
  • Evidence of post graduate learning
  • Working knowledge of spinal injuries and the complications which may result
  • Able to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications e.g. quality, audit


Desirable

  • Knowledge of NHS equipment/systems
  • Involvement in audit, research and quality issues
  • Competent IT skills
  • Presentation skills


Personal Qualities & Trust Values

Essential

  • Trust Values: Friendly - patients, colleagues, public are always put at ease and made welcome. Excellence - ensure the care we deliver has great outcomes for patients. Caring - put the patient first and be considerate of their needs. Professional - apply high professional standards to your role. Respect - for patients and each other.


Desirable

  • To demonstrate self confidence and maturity in work and other activities
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Twmpath Lane

Oswestry

SY10 7AG

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