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Rotational Occupational Therapist - Neurology

Employer
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
High Wycombe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Come and Join Us!

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about Neurology and Stroke treatment, resourceful, and ready to put their ideas into action with the dynamic current team!

Come and join the full time 8 month Neurology rotations through the:
  • Stroke team at Wycombe Hospital on Hyperacute and Acute Stroke units
  • Buckinghamshire Neuro Rehabilitation and Wheelchair service at Amersham Hospital
  • Early Supported Stroke team in the Buckinghamshire community
  • Urology, Cardiology and Day assessment rotation at Wycombe hospital to maintain medical skills.

  • The Occupational Therapy Neurology team provides high quality stroke, medical assessment and acute rehabilitation with a Clinical specialist 8a Occupational Therapists, Band 7 Advanced Occupational Therapists, Band 6 Seniors, Band 5s, assistants and rehab engineers and has gained an A rated SSNAP score consistently for high quality!

    You will work in our multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Nurses and Speech and Language Therapists, setting goals, discharge plans, group work, home visits and liaising with other professionals and carers.

    We also work 5 hours at some weekends, about 1 in 5 weeks.

    This is a very friendly, supportive and dynamic team with regular integrated individual supervision, appraisal, CPD, use of outcome measures and in service training.

    Main duties of the job

    • To participate within complex rehabilitation and contribute to its function.
    • To undertake assessments of patients with complex and diverse presentations.
    • To undertake advanced, comprehensive, and where applicable, standardised assessments within the specialised clinical areas.
    • To use clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice to determine treatment plan using a wide range of treatment skills and options.
    • To analyse and interpret clinical and non-clinical information to form an accurate diagnosis in a wide range of conditions, with guidance from specialist Occupational Therapists when appropriate.
    • To demonstrate highly developed assessment and therapeutic skills necessary for the treatment of patients.


    About us

    Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - https://bit.ly/3DNEQfD

    What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

    As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

    We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

    We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

    Why work for us?

    We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

    As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

    Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

    A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

    What do we stand for?

    Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

    Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

    Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

    If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

    If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on bht.recruitment@nhs.net quoting the vacancy reference number.

    Person Specification

    Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

    Essential

    • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to the specialist clinical area of post
    • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge/experience and utilize advanced clinical reasoning skills
    • Able to carry out a range of assessments and procedures in order to make clinical assessments and diagnosis
    • Ability to integrate, participate and contribute as an effective member of a team
    • Ability to plan, manage and organise required tasks within available resources (including time)
    • Use of and/or knowledge of POMR record keeping
    • Use of standardised assessments and outcome measures specific to stroke
    • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development, and reflective practice
    • Able to carry out manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling, requiring skilful and strenuous physical effort during the day
    • Awareness of limitations of own professional abilities
    • Clear, concise verbal and written communication to ensure liaison with multi-disciplinary team, patients and carers to ensure records and reports are accurate, legal and in legible manner (in English)
    • Ability to self-direct towards the attainment of clear goals
    • Ability to prioritise tasks and functions against well-reasoned standards
    • Positive response to constructive criticism
    • Awareness of limitations of own professional abilities
    • Knowledge of Current related legislation (H& S, Data P. Act, etc)
    • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
    • Understand how to maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of patients
    • To demonstrate appropriate level to assertiveness
    • Able to be empathetic and handle difficult or emotional situations, using judgement to determine optimal intervention
    • To have strategies for dealing with stressful interpersonal situations and frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions


    Desirable

    • Basic splinting skills
    • Demonstration of having initiated change of practice or process
    • Ability to work and interact effectively within an interdisciplinary team and contribute to decision making


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of a junior Occupational Therapy post working with Stroke patients
    • Experience in student clinical supervision
    • Experience in supervision of junior staff
    • Experience of managing own caseload and prioritisation
    • Attendance at post graduate courses in related fields and demonstrates reflective learning
    • Knowledge of areas of clinical governance including quality, audit and risk management
    • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development, and reflective practice
    • Knowledge and application of evidence based practice and clinical reasoning
    • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development, and reflective practice
    • Establish and maintain CPD Portfolio
    • Knowledge of areas of influence of psychosocial and cultural factors on health/illness behaviours
    • Participation in audit, research activities and development activities
    • Experience of undertaking Senior (Band 6) role
    • Demonstration of having initiated change of practice or process
    • Use of and/or knowledge of POMR record keeping
    • Knowledge of Current related legislation (H& S, Data P. Act, etc)
    • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practise
    • Understand how to maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of patients
    • To demonstrate appropriate level of assertiveness
    • Able to be empathetic and handle difficult or emotional situations, using judgement to determine optimal intervention
    • To have strategies for dealing with stressful interpersonal situations and frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions
    • Experience in student clinical supervision


    Desirable

    • Previous experience of a broad rotational scheme including Neuro
    • Ability to work and interact effectively within an interdisciplinary team and contribute to decision making


    Education, Qualifications& Training

    Essential

    • Current registration with Health Professions Council
    • Diploma /Degree in Occupational Therapy
    • Evidence of CPD in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio


    Desirable

    • Membership of professional special interest group
    • Field work/clinical educators course
    • Specific formal courses appropriate to post speciality


    Special Circumstances

    Essential

    • Able to fulfil the physical demands of the role subject to reasonable adjustment under the terms of the Disciplinary Discrimination Act 1995
    • Ability to participate in seven day working
    • Flexible to meet the needs of the service


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

    Address

    Wycombe Hospital

    Queen Alexandra Road

    High Wycombe

    HP11 2TT

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    434-CR6087409-D

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