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Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community Occupational Therapist (Physical). Band 6Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives through physical rehabilitation when discharged home from hospital? What about an opportunity to support the Ambulance services via an Urgent Care Response referral?South Bedfordshire is looking for a full time band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the 7 day service 8am-9pm.You need to be responsive, have strong assessment skills with a personalised approach for a wide range of needs/conditions. You will then develop, implement, manage and review the planned recommendations. You will need skills in moving and handling, risk assessing and identifying solutions to reduce risk.You will work closely alongside all members of the therapy team, as well as the wider multi-disciplinary workforce across Bedfordshire, building close links with professionals and services required to wrap around the needs of each individual to provide a holistic approach.You will line manage and supervise unqualified staff within the team, supporting them to provide an excellent level of service to the local population. There is also an expectation to support student placements.All applicants should hold a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and be registered with HCPC.

Please do not apply if you do not hold a full driver's license and have access to a vehicle.

For further information, please contact: Helen Brown: 07837 652889

Main duties of the job

To be a Specialist Occupational Therapist responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of clients referred to the integrated services within the locality. This may include clients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, including neurological conditions.

To work as part of a multi professional service, within the community setting, working with clients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care, to improve their outcomes.

To work as an autonomous professional according to the Health and Care Professions Council's regulations.

To supervise, educate and assess performance of students. This would be to a graduate level and involve working with the universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

Work without direct supervision; to hold responsibility for own caseload and supporting the management structure in place to promote the provision of an excellent service.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • -BSc Occupational Therapy Degree or Diploma
  • -HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
  • -Clear record of post graduate experience
  • -Significant and relevant post graduate experience
Experience Essential
  • -Experience of a broad range of physical conditions, treatment techniques and intervention
  • -Core rehabilitation skills
  • -Experience of working with adult clients with primarily physical illness or disability
  • -Experiences of working within the community
  • -Experience of working within the NHS
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • -Detailed understanding of a wide range of physical medical conditions
  • -Knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions that affect physical conditions
  • -Excellent communication skills
  • -Provide advice/support on clinical issues to other agencies as required
  • -Ability to work autonomously and manage a complex and varied caseload.
  • -Ability to analyse results of assessments and arrange/change OT interventions accordingly

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