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Occupational Therapist in Frailty

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Worthing
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Occupational Therapy Service has recently be redesigned with the aim of creating a more sustainable workforce not only better equipped to manage the complex needs of our patient's, but to also allow experienced therapists an opportunity to develop their specialist role and contribute to service developments.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Occupational Therapy within frailty excellent communication skills and enthusiasm with the ability to work autonomously and as a part of the wider MDT.

You will be responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of patients referred to the acute Inpatient Occupational Therapy Service, including patients with varying presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

Rotations may become possible within the band 6 peer group according to the evolving nature of the integrated pathways across our acute teams. A flexible and adaptable approach will be necessary to ensure delivery of an excellent OT service across all pathways.

We can offer:o A supportive working environment with regular supervision and CPD opportunities.o A good profile within well-integrated hospital and community serviceso Band 6 peer supporto Opportunity to contribute to service developmento Development of highly specialist skills within various specialities

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist occupational therapy interventions using an evidence based, flexible and patient-centred approach, working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team to meet the health and social care needs of people who are referred to our services.

To perform a specialist occupational therapy role for patients referred to the post holder's clinical team with complex health and social care needs.

To provide supervision and leadership for relevant junior members of occupational therapy staff in conjunction with the team leader.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated specialist team.

To provide supervision and training for students on practice placement

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourWellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist occupational therapy interventions using evidence based, flexible and patient-centred approach, working within a Multi Disciplinary Team to meet the health and social care needs of people who are referred to our services.

To perform a specialist occupational therapy role for patients referred to the post holders clinical team with complex health and social care needs.

To provide supervision and leadership for relevant junior members of occupational therapy staff in conjunction with the team leader.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated specialist team.

To provide supervision and training for students on practice placement

Person Specification

Experience/Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical experience in areas relating to speciality/post or able to demonstrate acceptable equivalent
  • Proven experience as an Occupational Therapist


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching in a clinical setting


Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of the OT role, relevant standardised OT assessments and interventions in conditions relating to various acute specialities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain communication on complex, potentially stressful topics in a range of situations, with individuals or groups
  • Ability to analyse complex assessment outcomes, identify problems and offer solutions
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively to complex information
  • Assessment for and prescription of environmental adaptations and equipment provision including skills in home visit assessment and function/ task analysis


Desirable

  • Presentation and training skills


People Management and Development

Essential

  • Experience of Multidisciplinary working and partnership working with other agencies
  • Supervision and mentoring skills


Desirable

  • Audit and research skills


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road

Worthing

BN11 2DH

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279-6395270-JUL24

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