Neuro-rehab Development Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £43,994 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for new or current OT practitioners who are interested in moving into neuro rehabilitation in the community. You could potentially be someone who is newly qualified or has some working clinical experience.

If you arepassionate about OT, have good communication skills and a thirst for learning,we would love to have you apply!

This is a developing role with an eventual aim to equip the successful candidate with the skills necessary to apply for a Band 6 Neuro-rehab Occupational Therapist role within the team when they are ready.

An exciting opportunity have arisen for one enthusiastic and highly committed individual to work within this unique and vibrant , multi-disciplinary team. Other than working closely together, we also have fun and bond through the many team social activities! Are you the new team member we are looking for?

T The successful candidate will access regular supervision and support provided by a Band 6.

Main duties of the job

The primary focus of this role is to work as a band 5 Occupational Therapist carrying a clinical workload in the area of neuro-rehabilitation working towards successful completion of the Band 6 road map and competencies.

The role will develop from novice Occupational therapist to Specialist Occupational Therapist, with a level of competence and practice aligned to knowledge and skills gained during your clinical work, relevant CPD training and demonstrated in supervision with senior colleagues.

The post holder will work within their job plan and have protected time to develop and advance their professional competence. They will have annual appraisal and job plan from their supervisor(s). The post holder will also receive regular and ongoing supervision and support, participating in the induction and training and development of members of the MDT.

It is expected that the post-holder with take up to 12months to complete the competencies and the training programme but an agreed timeframe will be discussed at the interview. Once the road map and the accompanying competencies have been reached the post holder will move to the Band 6 role. They may take further time to complete specific competencies, however if the post holder cannot complete the requisite competencies they will not progress to the Band 6 position

About us

Vaccination: The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

The Ealing ENable team is a valued part of the maximising independence team within Ealing Community Partners.

We are a dynamic and innovative team, who is also passionate about working with patients living with neurological conditions. Team members base themselves from either EDTC in Southall or Clayponds Hospital in South Ealing, flexible and home working is supported.

We have a strong professional structure with a Clinical Lead (Band 8a) and Advanced Therapist (Band 7), each leading on different aspects of the service delivery. There is also a Band 6 Therapists and Band 3 and 4 Technicians. Regular CPD programmes and supervision structures are in place. This is a team with career progression opportunities!

This is an Ealing Community Partners role through Central North West London (CNWL) Trust.

Job description Job responsibilities

Role Responsibilities:

To provide an evidence-based assessment, treatment and advisory service to clients with neurological conditions both progressive and acquired such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinsons disease,MS, spinal cord pathologies, MND.

To work flexibly with all other members of the ENABLE team to provide an integrated rehabilitation service to clients in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies of the team To see clients in community outpatient clinics or other settings such as their own homes, or leisure facilities

To manage a varied caseload comprising clients with a range of neurological diagnosis causing neurological impairments that often include musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, cognitive and communication impairments as well.

To prevent hospital admission and facilitate discharge from, for example, local HASUs discharging earlysupported discharge patients following stroke

To participate in departmental continuous professional development, education and training, auditand research projects.

To manage a clinical caseload using evidence-based clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis.

To use a client centred, goal-orientated rehabilitation approach.

To participate in departmental clinical supervision that is responsive and personalised e.g. can take the form of formal training, clinical reasoning, peer review, case reviews and reflective practise. To work flexibly & support other community therapy teams if required.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist
  • Recognised Occupational Therapy (OT) degree qualification or equivalent, i.e. DipCOT/BSc OT
  • Registered member with relevant professional bodies e.g. RCOT, RCOT CYPFSS
  • MSc in OT
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in the UK health service or a similar health economy as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Significant post -registration working as band 5 or band 6 or equivalent in experience
  • Experience in a variety of core areas to include the following: Neurology, Orthopaedics, Care of Older people and Community
  • Experience in a variety of core areas to include the following: Respiratory and Community
  • Previous experience of working with students or supervising students
Skills Essential
  • Participated in some form of evidence based practice e.g. research, audit
  • Demonstrate ability to use Computers including: internet, word, power point and excel
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to direct own study programme.
  • Good time management skills
  • Active Involvement in CPD, appraisal schemes and supervision

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