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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sidcup
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a role that focusses on our core professional skills - occupation? This might be the post for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Learning Disabilities Directorate, for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist working across the directorate. Our directorate works across the three boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Based at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, the post holder will have a caseload as part of the Bexley Team. They will also along support the delivery of clinical pathways across the directorate.

The post requires a person with: the ability to deliver occupation focussed assessment and interventions the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, be able to clearly communicate to others robust clinical reasoning and be able to consider the occupational impact on long term health outcomes.

You can expect to receive supervision, support and guidance as you develop the specialist skills for this role. Professional support and supervision will be provided from within the Bexley adult learning disability occupational therapy service. As a directorate we fully support undergraduate OT training programmes and accept students on practice placements as part of the London wide Fair Share model. There will be opportunities to support student placements.

In addition to the support, you will receive within the ALD directorate Oxleas has a robust preceptorship offer an established Band 5 support group.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage clinical caseload, of service users with a learning disability, working independently and without direct supervision.
  • To provide occupation focussed assessment and intervention(s).
  • To ensure clinical safety through contribution to and carrying out risk assessments, risk management plans, crisis plans and care plans.
  • To ensure that clinical records (notes, reports, risk assessments etc) are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.
  • To supervise the work of support workers and occupational therapy students on practice placement as required.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To participate in service development and research/audit activities.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage clinical caseload, of service users with a learning disability, working independently and without direct supervision.
  • To provide occupation focussed assessment and intervention(s).
  • To ensure clinical safety through contribution to and carrying out risk assessments, risk management plans, crisis plans and care plans.
  • To ensure that clinical records (notes, reports, risk assessments etc) are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.
  • To supervise the work of support workers and occupational therapy students on practice placement as required.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To participate in service development and research/audit activities.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registration as an Occupational Therapist


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of assessing and delivery of Occupational Therapy


Desirable

  • Knowledge and awareness of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to Adult Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience or knowledge of community working and risks


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to organise own work diary and prioritise


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Mary's 1

Sidcup

DA14 6LT

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277-6432677-ALD

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