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Specialist Occupational Therapist (Medicine)

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

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our supportive, inclusive and effective integrated Therapy team working on the acute medical wards at Basildon Hospital

The successful candidate will provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and management, using evidence-based patient centered care and working with other members of the MDT to ensure that our patients maintain their independence and are discharged safely.

Our working pattern includes rostered weekend working .

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced Occupational Therapist, passionate about providing excellent care to elderly patients, with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, rehabilitation, and advice using evidence-based, patient centered principles.

You will work as part of the Integrated Team of Therapists on the general medical wards, primarily at the Basildon site. Together with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), they will promote independence and facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about people and service development, offering high quality clinical and professional support to less experienced members of the team and clinical education to students on placement

You will have the knowledge skills and experience to contribute to service development, working with senior team members, professional leads, and Head of Therapies

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
  • You will provide and develop a high standard of Occupational Therapy services in the General Medicine specialty (acute inpatients)
  • You will provide standard and non-standard Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, rehabilitation, and advice using evidence-based, patient centered principles.
  • You will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to promote independence and to facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge
  • You will use excellent verbal and non-verbal communication to accurately exchange information, which is often sensitive, in a variety of settings and with a variety of individuals
  • You will actively monitor, develop and contribute to service development, working with senior team members, professional leads, and Head of Therapies
  • You will be responsible for evidence-based clinical audit within the service
  • You will comply with the Trusts health and safety and risk management policies and procedures and to establish and maintain safe systems of work within the specialty.
  • You will maintain a high standard of clinical practice through self-directed learning, peer supervision/review and attendance and participation in training and supervision sessions.
  • You will manage and develop staff members/ students within the team and wider therapies service


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Member of RCOT


Experience

Essential

  • Broad experience of working on acute inpatient wards as Band 5 or 6
  • Experience of working with the elderly as an Occupational Therapist
  • Knowledge of inter-agency working
  • Experience of equipment provision and adaptations


Desirable

  • Experience of assessing and providing wheelchairs and cusions


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent Written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise effectively


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Basildon

Nethermayne

Basildon

SS16 5NL

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