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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester/Clacton
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Hours is negotiable, pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our older adult in-patient ward at our Dementia ward in Colchester/Clacton.

This is an opportunity to consolidate all aspects on your Occupational Therapy training as individuals assessed here have physical, mental, cognitive, social, sensory, communication and behavioural needs.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact recruitment.adverts@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

All Band 5 Occupational Therapists will be supported in this specialist area, with a weekly CPD session on MST with peers and facilitation.You will be expected to achieve an increasing level of competency demonstrated through your professionalism, continuing professional development (CPD), conduct and level ofresponsibility.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties:To assess all the patients on the ward.

To utilize specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.

To make decisions on the level of input required, and communicate specialist support plans with the MDT.

To undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with patients, family and their carers.

To liaise closely with community services as required.

To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.

To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance.

To liaise with Social Services and Housing Organisations concerning provision of equipment and home adaptations.

To manage a complex caseload.

To apply a variety of treatment modalities to meet the needs of clients inindividual or group format, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate setting for intervention.To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.

To regularly review clients progress in order to evaluate and interpreteffectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge clientsaccordingly.

To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence foreffectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.

To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoreticalknowledge in order to meet unique client needs.

To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.

To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.

For and informal chat please phone Ellen van den Hoven, Head OT for Older Adult In-patient services on 078111 66399

Person Specification Clinical Essential
  • Completed Occupational Therapy Degree or equivalent
Desirable
  • Knowledge, skills or experience of older adults
  • Interest in working with this client group
  • Knowledge or experience of working autonomously
Personal characteristics Essential
  • Reflection, insight, personal awareness
Desirable
  • Volunteering
  • Placements
  • Personal knowledge


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