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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cirencester
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year £25,655 to £31,534 per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a newly qualified OT or a more experienced Band 5 looking for a post to give you a wide variety of community experience?

Here in the Cotswolds integrated community team we have a unique opportunity for you to develop skills across a wide range of community Occupational Therapy. We provide short term OT interventions, such as the rapid assessment of patients within their own homes to prevent admission or support hospital discharge, and where we differ from other community teams outside of Gloucestershire is that we can also offer you the opportunity to develop your competencies in long term condition management and housing adaptations, including the disabled facilities grant process.

Main duties of the job

We have a very supportive team of OT's who can offer you regular supervision, support with your preceptorship, training and annual appraisal as well as working through our countywide therapy competency framework.

As members of an Integrated team we work alongside community nurses, physiotherapists, Reablement workers and our Adult Social Care colleagues.

In all aspects of our interventions we promote personalised care, working with our patients to identify what matters to them, promoting independence and enabling them to achieve their goals.

We are an active player in the development of the local Primary Care Network entering an exciting time as we work with our partners to develop local place based models of care.

About us

We work in partnership with GPs, community hospitals, mental health services and voluntary organisations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the teams is a Reablement, person centered approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, thus avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed based services.

If you are passionate about working closely in an integrated community team as an Occupational Therapist and would like to seize this unique opportunity to develop such a wide skill set, we would love to hear from you.

Expressions of interest or informal enquiries should be directed to the Professional Lead, Lydia David on 07580 714632 or Lydia.david@ghc.nhs.ukor Team Manager, Louise Westerman on 07816 174856 or louise.westerman@ghc.nhs.uk .

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 7th August 2022

Interview date: 25th August 2022

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
Desirable
  • Current Moving & Handling training
NATURE OF EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate judgement in complex clinical/operational problems, which require investigating, analysing, assessing and resolving.
  • Awareness of the application of Models to address Occupational Performance issues
  • Ability to monitor and manage own and teams performance.
  • Ability to deliver uni/multi-disciplinary training.
Desirable
  • Experience of working as a registered Occupational Therapist
  • Staff supervision.
  • Specialist training or equivalent competency in environmental adaptations through prior experience.
  • Moving and Handling experience.
  • Experience or training in a rehabilitation approach utilising patient centre goals to maximise function.
  • The ability to utilise a health coaching approach to maximise patient's self-management skills.


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