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Senior Occupational Therapist (Carlisle)

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Carlisle
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Anexciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Occupational Therapist to work as a member of the Carlisle Integrated Care Community (ICC) within the Carlisle Community Rehabilitation Team. ICCs aim to address the challenges of an aging population and increasing demand on health and care services by providing more out of hospital care and empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing. This has required new ways of working to focus on preventing ill health and ensure services are sustainable for the future. These new ways of working follow the same approach across all eight ICCs within Cumbria, with the flexibility to tailor services to the needs of local people.

Main duties of the job

The role involves providing assessment and treatment to a varied caseload of patients in the community setting. The team works with patients who have rehabilitation needs, as well as those who needs support at the end of their life. This may be in the patient's own home or in the Community interim beds. This work will involve rapid response for the prevention of admission to hospital as well as supporting hospital discharges. As part of your intervention, for some patients you will be required to coordinate care and moving and handling plans, working as part of an MDT, linking in with external services and working closely with colleagues from varying professions. Therapists within the Carlisle Community Rehabilitation Service also work into Homefirst, which covers A&E and the emergency admissions unit at the Cumberland Infirmary. This role involves providing a rapid response in assessing patients and providing appropriate interventions to prevent admission and support hospital discharges. Carlisle Community Rehabilitation Team is a seven day service with core working hours 08:00 - 20:00. Full time staff are required to work 7.5 hour shifts 5 days a week, also covering some bank holidays and weekends on a rota rolling rota basis.

A full description of the role can be found in the attached job description and personal specification. For further information please contact Susanne Hodgson (Clinical lead Occupational Therapist) on 01946 853333 option 3.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability





Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Post-registration clinical experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required.
  • Evidence of working on own initiative, managing time and prioritising
  • Experience of extended role clinical responsibilities.
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff and students.
  • Experience of Audit procedures.
  • Extensive clinical experience, including individual and group work.
Desirable
  • Experience of working within a range of settings.
  • Experience of conducting audit and / or research
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of providing staff supervision and appraisal to both qualified and non-professionally aligned staff
  • Clinical application of a variety of MOHO tools
Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Ability to share/cascade relevant knowledge and skills
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable
  • Clinical Educator qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group.
  • Understanding and application of the Model of Human Occupation and associated assessment tools.
  • Knowledge and experience of Occupational Therapy outcome measures.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a wide range of therapeutic interventions/techniques related to clinical specialty.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and confidence in communicating the role of Occupational Therapy.
  • Knowledge of current NHS trends/policy which influence service provision.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice and its application.
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation related to current practice.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principals of clinical governance and its application.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice relating to occupational therapy
  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of physical and mental health conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Model of Human Occupation
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of clinical governance
Desirable
  • Training and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of current political climate affecting Health issues.
  • I.T. Use of Databases and word processing and standard office packages.
  • Critically analyse research and apply to practice
  • Have understanding and knowledge of local area and facilities that clients may access.
Skills & Aptitudes Essential
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities.
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to supervise junior or support staff.
  • Credibility in main area of practice.
  • Ability to perform under pressure across different service areas, quickly and effectively, making timely decisions and following through available agreed care pathways.
  • Ability to assess, prioritise and co-ordinate the need for treatment.
  • Ability to use learned knowledge to change practice and motivate staff
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously and delegate work appropriately.
  • IT skills including word processing, e-mail skills.
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver training to colleagues in health and/or other agencies.
  • Resource management skills / training.
  • Provision of Clinical Supervision.
  • Experience in c

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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