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Front door & Frailty Occupational Therapist

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon
Salary
£35,392 Per annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Here is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Frailty therapy team, as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

You will work as part of a proactive and enthusiastic integrated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy assistants working in the Front door emergency, ambulatory and acute ward areas. You will provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and management , using evidence-based patient centered care, working with other members of the MDT. Promoting independence and planning for safe and timely discharge are key parts of this role.

You will provide leadership, training and supervision to less experienced staff, students, and non-qualified staff.

The working pattern for this role will include rostered weekends as part of 7 day working, with off duty days in the week

Main duties of the job

You will provide and develop a high standard of Occupational Therapy services in the Frailty and Front door specialty and standard, non-standard Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, and advice using evidence-based, patient centered principles.

You will be required to work closely and in an integrated manner with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to promote independence and to facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge

Contribute to overall service development of the team and service, working with senior team members, professional leads, Head of Therapies and manage, supervise the development of staff members within the team.

We expect all staff to demonstrate our Trust values being Respectful Compassionate and Excellent

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include:

To provide and develop a high standard of Occupational Therapy services in the Frailty and Front door specialty.

To manage a caseload of patients independently, balancing clinical and non clinical duties in a flexible and responsive manner.

To provide standard and non-standard Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, and advice using evidence-based, patient centered principles.

To work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to promote independence and to facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge

To contribute to clinical audit and service development, working with senior team members, professional leads, and Head of Therapies

To manage, supervise and develop staff members within the team and wider therapies services

To be a role model for other Occupational Therapists, demonstratingthe Trust values of Respect Compassion and Excellent

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute NHS setting
  • Experience of working with older adults
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience working in emergency care/ambulatory areas


Desirable

  • experience working on a frailty ward


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Basildon

Basildon

SS16 5NL

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