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Specialist Occupational Therapist- Surrey Downs H&C

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leatherhead
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 Pro rata Per Annum inc Fringe HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Surrey Downs Health & Care

We are a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and rehabilitation assistants integrated within the Primary Care Network and collaboratively with locality teams. Rehabilitation is offered to those who are at risk of hospital admission or recovering from illness/post-hospital admission across the place of Surrey Downs.

Coordinated care to maximize independence by offering rapid multidisciplinary assessment and support. Providing essential moving and handling equipment and liaising with adult social care teams around additional support requirements as well as short term rehabilitation.

You will drive forward our Community Therapy services across Surrey Downs. Excellent organisational and time management skills, being passionate about delivering holistic care that has the patient at its center. You will relish developing new ways of working to improve quality and develop a one team culture. This is a great opportunity for a proactive individual keen to take the next step in their career, joining an exciting forward-thinking team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for dynamic individuals who will play a key role in driving forward our Community Therapy services in Surrey Downs. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and be passionate about delivering holistic care that has the patient at its centre. You will relish developing new ways of working to improve quality and develop a one team culture. This is a great opportunity for a proactive individual keen to take the next step in their career, joining an exciting forward thinking team.

You must have broad clinical experience including frailty and falls and enjoy the challenges of providing rehabilitation to people in their own homes. You will be supported by the Clinical Lead and experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists within the team and will have professional OT support provided by Senior OTs in the organisation. As part of your role, you will be responsible for training and supervising Band 6 Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Physiotherapists, and you will play part in developing the OT service within the team. You will also be committed to the 'Fair Share' model of development of student placements within the team.

About us

Surrey Downs Health and Care deliver care closer to people's own communities through our Primary Care Networks, Community Hospitals, Specialist Services and our innovative partnership of local NHS organisations.

Surrey Downs Health and Care has a track record of providing person centered care that goes beyond organisational boundaries to do what is best for the individual. This partnership includes:
  • The three GP federations GP Health Partners, Dorking Health Care and Surrey Medical Network representing practices that operate in the Surrey Downs area
  • CSH Surrey
  • Epsom and St Helier's University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Surrey Council County

Historically, there have been boundary lines between the organisations that provide care to people in their homes, in GP surgeries and in hospitals, but we have always been united in our mission to provide great care to the people who need us.

It's on those grounds that the Surrey Downs Health and Care was formed - we want local people to receive the care that they need in the right environment. By bringing together our expertise, we can improve patient care and enable local people to access the right support, care and treatment more easily than ever before.

In bringing this partnership together, we are working to the same set of values that will translate into better care for our residents.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be lead Occupational Therapist to Band 6 OT and wider team.
  • To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team in the assessment and management of a caseload of clients.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate the treatment needs of clients with a variety of complex social and health care needs.
  • To participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering high quality and innovative services to the local population.
  • To promote effective teamwork within the wider Surrey Downs Health and Care, delegating activities appropriately, to the benefit of the patient and service delivery.
  • As a therapist within Surrey Downs Health and Care there will be the opportunity to work closely alongside and potentially rotate into other sectors of the organisation.
  • The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training and research


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • AHP with appropriate Diploma/ Degree
  • Current registration with HCPC


Experience of Community Rehabilitation

Essential

  • Post registration experience
  • Strong Moving and Handling Background
  • Leading a team
  • Able to demonstrate best practice


Desirable

  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Evidence of Cross competency working
  • Ability to train in moving and handling
  • Additional experience demonstrated including Neuro


Clinical

Essential

  • Car driver with access to car for business use
  • Able to complete physical handling of rehabilitating patients


Desirable

  • Existing local relationships with partners across SDHC


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

sites across SDHC

Leatherhead Hospital

Leatherhead

KT228SD

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343-SDH&C-6399036

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