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Community Occupational Therapist Band 5 to 6 run through or band 6

Employer
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Wood Green
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum Including HCAs
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
BAND 5 (accelerated 12 months to band 6) or band 6 OT Haringey Urgent Response

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a band 5 OT to join our friendly and welcoming community therapy team (SLT/PT/OT/RT) in Haringey . This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop their clinical skills and knowledge in a variety of settings (General Community Rehab, Falls Prevention, Urgent care)working with experienced clinicians and within supportive work environments. Band 5 training is provided and the group meet regularly for peer support. We are offering a 12 month accelerated run through to band 6 (competencies to be met).

This post is for either an experienced or newly qualified Occupational Therapist to join our community team working across the Haringey borough. The post holder is responsible for a caseload of patients as delegated by the Senior or Team Leader of the clinical service, and as such is professionally and legally accountable for work undertaken. The post holder will set and maintain a high standard of clinical practice, which is evidence based where possible, using local and standardized assessments and outcome measures, where appropriate.

The job advert may close sooner if sufficient applications are received earlier than the closing date.

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat patients with a client centred approach, addressing quality of life, physical, cognitive, affective, social and environmental issues either on an individual or a group basis, utilising a range of therapeutic skills in accordance with devised treatment plans, within the community settings.

To devise and manage a treatment plan individual to a clients presenting condition through, the use of functional rehabilitation, adaptation, equipment provision, education, health promotion and cognitive or psychological approaches.

To ensure Client and service records are recorded and maintained, as per local Occupational Therapy, HCPC, BAOT and Trust guidelines.

To prescribe, delegate and monitor the work of Rehabilitation Assistants/ Therapy assistants and Technicians or Support Workers and countersign documentation if required.

To manage clinical risk in own caseload and ensure that therapy/rehabilitation assistants and students comply, e.g. manual handling, risk assessment and local policy regarding lone working.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trustbelieves that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess and treat patients, addressing quality of life, physical, cognitive, affective, social and environmental issues either on an individual or a group basis, utilising a range of therapeutic skills in accordance with devised treatment plans, within the community settings.
  • To prioritise factors involved in the patients/clients presenting condition through clinical reasoning based on skills, knowledge, experience and on current professional opinion, Clients progress and other physical, social, emotional and mental health issues.
  • To use a client centred approach and to set treatment goals that focus on the strengths and the needs of the patient/client.
  • To ensure that the client and/or their carer have an understanding of treatment protocols and to ensure that there is informed consent to examination and treatment as required by the Trust.
  • In some service settings - To screen referrals where no other professionals are currently involved.
  • To devise and manage a treatment plan individual to a clients presenting condition through, the use of functional rehabilitation, adaptation, equipment provision, education, health promotion and cognitive or psychological approaches.
  • Use knowledge of other multidisciplinary roles and external agencies to ensure effective referral management and achieve best client care.
  • To attend, and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and case conferences and any relevant meetings as required.
  • To ensure Client and service records are recorded and maintained, as per local Occupational Therapy, HCPC, BAOT and Trust guidelines.
  • To prescribe, delegate and monitor the work of Rehabilitation Assistants/ Therapy assistants and Technicians or Support Workers and countersign documentation if required.
  • To advise, demonstrate to and teach relevant clients, carers/health workers about ongoing rehabilitation and maintenance care programmes and use of equipment as appropriate.
  • To manage clinical risk in own caseload and ensure that therapy/rehabilitation assistants and students comply, e.g. manual handling, risk assessment and local policy regarding lone working.


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications, Training & Reg

    Essential

    • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
    • IELTS Level 7.0 or above (overseas candidates only)
    • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC)


    Desirable

    • Membership of RCOT
    • Graduate/Post graduate training courses relevant to post


    Experience

    Essential

    • Work or placement experience in the acute hospital setting or related
    • An understanding and relevant experience of multi-disciplinary team working
    • Experience of working with patients as an OT or Student OT with complex medical and social presentations.


    Desirable

    • Voluntary or independent work experience within other settings where skills learned would be transferable to Band 5 role
    • Group work skills


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Knowledge of physical pathology related to rotational work areas i.e.
    • Competent to practice at a foundation level Band 5 in allocated
    • Understanding of the emotional and physical impact of illness/disability
    • Awareness of and competence in undertaking core therapeutic assessments specific to Occupational therapy
    • Practical experience of designing and implementing treatment
    • Knowledge and implementation of client centred care principles within assessment and treatment plans
    • Knowledge of legislative frameworks/current legislation in relation to
    • Use of activity analysis to inform assessment and treatment planning.


    Skills and Abilities

    Essential

    • Ability to communicate information clearly and professionally in a health care environment.
    • Excellent clinical documentation skills
    • Professional liaison with colleagues in other sectors health, private and
    • Prioritization and caseload management skills.
    • Ability to work to agreed deadlines and timescales
    • Developed clinical reasoning skills and clinical confidence.


    Desirable

    • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
    • Computer competent/literate


    Other

    Essential

    • Documented evidence of continuous professional development in line
    • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in work role and show skill transference when required to meet service needs.
    • To be prepared to participate or have experience of participating in change which supports and develops the service.
    • Be able to work under pressure in a fast paced work environment.
    • Proactively participate in formal and informal training opportunities
    • Commitment to non-discriminatory practice.
    • Personally organized and accepting of responsibility
    • Ability to work core hours over 7 days on a rota system


    Desirable

    • Car driver (car ownership not required)


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

    Address

    Stuart Crescent Health Centre

    8 Stuart Crescent

    Wood Green

    N22 5NJ

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    220-WHT-1600-D

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