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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashington
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to work into our team in Wansbeck General Hospital . The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide efficient and effective facilitation of the patient journey within the inpatient setting to achieve safe and timely discharge, seamless transitions, and help avoid unnecessary admission and re-admission to hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure service provision is prioritised and service delivery is made effectively within resource constraints.
  • To deliver a comprehensive service for a complex case load.
  • To manage a defined caseload of patients, using evidence based clinical reasoning to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To assess for and monitor the provision of adaptations when appropriate.
  • To provide clinical education, supervision and support to staff and students within the specialist field.
  • To provide specialist advice to families, carers, and other health and social care professionals.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects through specialist interest and steering groups.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy Team across Northumbria Healthcare Trust. To practice within the multidisciplinary team, providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments, diagnosis and treatment using clinical reasoning skills.


About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide efficient and effective facilitation of the patient journey through hospital and in community, to achieve safe and timely discharge, seamless transitions and help avoid unnecessary admission and re admission to hospital
  • To carry out appraisals with junior and support staff, as delegated by Line Manager.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide efficient and effective facilitation of the patient journey through hospital and in community, to achieve safe and timely discharge, seamless transitions and help avoid unnecessary admission and re admission to hospital.
  • Managerially responsible to Team Lead
  • Clinically responsible to OT manager.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams/departments and across organisational boundaries.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in O.T
  • State registered with Health Professions Council.


Desirable

  • Practice placement qualification
  • Post Graduate training relevant to specialist area.


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wansbeck Hospital

Woodhorn Lane

Ashington

NE63 9JJ

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