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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Employer
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Haslemere
Salary
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum (pro rata) inc HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a Band 5 to Band 6 development opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated Occupational Therapist - you will be able to progress from Band 5 to 6 once you demonstrate that you meet the competencies specified for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. We will support the successful candidate to attain competencies in this field and you will be supported with regular clinical supervision and in service training.

The post holder assists in the development, administration and provision of a specialist Occupational Therapy service carries a caseload dealing with complex assessment, and planning discharge of patients with predominantly physical conditions and with regard to the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and social aspects of their care.

Main duties of the job

Directly responsible for the management of own caseload of patients referred for Occupational Therapy assessment, rehabilitation and management within the multi-disciplinary team.

Assists in the management of the specialist team providing, developing and planning an Occupational Therapy service to patients for this client group.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

A video about the Royal Surrey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R96pMboIYdo

Job description

Job responsibilities

Occupational Therapist Band 5 Band 6 Haslemere community hospital

Haslemere In-patient rehabilitation Surrey GU27 2BJ

Full-time position.Flexible working or part time hours may be considered.

We have an opportunity for a qualified Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with people and is looking for an exciting, rewarding role assisting with the delivery of high standards of patient care. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our in-patient therapy team here at Haslemere Community Hospital in Surrey providing rehabilitation to a caseload of patients with frailty and/or chronic long term health conditions.

This is a Band 5 to Band 6 development opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated Occupational Therapist - you will be able to progress from Band 5 to 6 once you demonstrate that you meet the competencies specified for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. We will support the successful candidate to attain competencies in this field and you will be supported with regular clinical supervision and in service training.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of high standards of healthcare to patients on the wards at Haslemere Community Hospital. There will be opportunities to work with patients referred to occupational therapy providing rehabilitation to promote functional independence and well-being and to assist in the management of complex discharges from hospital to home or other settings. With support from the Occupational Therapy team leader, the post holder will assist with the on-going development of clinical practice, standards of care and service development within the therapy team.

We are a friendly and experienced team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants.We work with people with a wide range of conditions who require further rehabilitation prior to being discharged home or to suitable alternative environments.We are an integral part of the MDT and work closely together to plan discharges.

This is a role for the in-patient Occupational Therapy service on the wards at Haslemere Community hospital - contributing to the planning and provision of the Occupational Therapy service.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the inpatient Occupational Therapy service, meeting the needs of a complex with frailty presentation population.Our objective is to maximise the functional ability of people for the facilitation of safe discharges home or to suitable alternative environments.

We are looking for someone who likes working with people, has great listening and communication skills and preferably has previous experience working within the NHS or social care sector. You will assist the multi-disciplinary team by contributing to the planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service. The post holder will incorporate national guidance, research and evidenced based practice into their assessments and interventions. You will assist in the assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of physical and/or cognitive impairments, carrying out treatment plans and interventions and issuing daily living equipment and demonstrating its use.The Band 5 Occupational Therapist will help to manage and supervise the occupational therapy support staff.

We work together towards achieving a high quality and effective in-patient therapy service and are looking for a proactive and patient centred new member for our team. We value the importance of continuous improvement culture across our teams to provide high quality care to our service users.

Currently the team operate a five-day service, but in accordance with other services, seven-day working is a possibility in the future.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Victoria Mitchell, Team Lead Occupational Therapist

Email:victoria.mitchell8@nhs.net

Telephone: 01483 956508 or 01483 956565

Or Madeleine Meakin, Service manager

Email: madeleine.meakin@nhs.net

Telephone: 07790 986345

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/degree in OT by recognised awarding body e.g. Royal College of Occupational therapists.
  • Must satisfy the criteria for full membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Desirable

  • An approved Occupational Therapy supervisor for OT degree students
  • Further qualifications/Study


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy for people with a wide range of physical dysfunction.
  • Able to assess for and fit basic equipment to facilitate safe discharge
  • Previous experience relating to specialist area
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and SS legislation


Desirable

  • Able to assess for and fit complex equipment and teach patient/carer in the safe use of these
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Haslemere Hospital

Church Lane

Haslemere

GU27 2BJ

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