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Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a final year Occupational Therapy student or a qualified Occupational Therapist who is looking for the next opportunity working as a Rotational OT in Dorset?

Do you have excellent communication skills, a professional and flexible approach and a strong skill base to provide high quality care for our patients?

We are looking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinking Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join the rotational schemes across Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Our rotational posts include a wide variety of specialties including:
  • Acute Care (Oncology, Surgery, Medicine)
  • Older Persons Medicine (Admission Avoidance, Short stay, and Rehabilitation)
  • Neurotherapy (Stroke Unit)
  • Rehabilitation: inpatient community hospital; home-based community therapy
  • Paediatrics

As a Rotational Band 5 we can offer you:
  • A one-year post graduation Preceptorship Programme
  • A wide range of experience in rotations available across acute hospital sites, and into the community through our collaborative partnerships and Discharge to Assess pathways.
  • Profession specific training
  • Continuing Professional Development and Training opportunities
  • The opportunity to learn from highly skilled therapists within collaborative therapy teams
  • Supportive, friendly therapy teams
  • Peer support from existing Band 5s
  • Mentorship
  • Clinical supervision
  • Values based Appraisal
  • An opportunity to help shape services

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the rotational scheme, this involves working across the Trust in inpatient and community settings.
  • To work as part of the Dorset Integrated Care System, enabling the Discharge To Assess and Home First Principles for patients across all appropriate rotational areas.
  • To consolidate Occupational Therapy core skills across the range of clinical areas developing own skills and knowledge through active learning.
  • To show flexibility in the differing clinical Occupational Therapy skills required in the various environments that the rotational system provides.
  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in hospital and community settings.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner under the direction of more senior qualified staff.
  • To participate in weekend working and extended hours as required, to ensure efficient therapy service provision in line with Trust priorities.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people. We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities. Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Pre reg Degree in Occupational Therapy either BSc(Hons) or MSc (Hons)
  • State Registered (HCPC).
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of a clinical interest group
  • Evidence of CPD Portfolio
  • Attendance at relevant pre/post registration courses
Other requirements specific to the role Essential
  • Possession of a clean UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to travel to all Trust locations to carry out post
Experience Essential
  • Student experience/placements in the following areas: oAcute physical inpatient areas oCommunity health areas
  • Application of the OT process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Experience working within a care setting
  • Supervision of assistant staff
  • Involvement in audit or quality improvement projects
Technical Skills Competencies Essential
  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the post which involves patient handling and carrying equipment
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Therapy process, its application in clinical practice and its role within the organisation
  • Broad and relevant clinical knowledge of physical conditions and their appropriate treatment modalities
  • Awareness of National Service Frameworks and Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and application of Evidence Based Practice
  • Application of risk assessments and considerations in practice
  • Awareness of the Occupational Therapist's role in the Discharge to Assess/Home First model of care
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational values and behaviours
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Committed to personal development
  • Motivation, drive, enthusiasm and confidence
  • Flexibility, empathy, reliability
  • Good problem solving and clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Willingness to participate in all rotations
  • Presentation skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to pass on knowledge and skills to others
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
Language requirement Essential
  • Be able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

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