An exciting opportunity to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust's to work in Physical Health Services within the Pennine Locality Network as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioner and Community Rehabilitation and Health Care Assistants. We work with the wider multidisciplinary team and support long term rehabilitation with patients in their own home's. We attend Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings weekly to support the health and well-being of Blackburn with Darwen residents using a multi-disciplinary approach with health, social care and voluntary sector partners. We work closely with our Intensive Home Support Service colleagues to support a patient remain at home.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our service. The role will involve assessing patients, planning treatment and coordinating support and equipment to meet the patient's needs under the supervision of senior Occupational Therapists within the team. The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills who is confident to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
Main duties of the job
Provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy input to the designated therapy team. Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm.
To assess and treat patients within a ward or community setting as an autonomous practitioner and hold responsibility for own caseload.
Rotation options could be discussed across teams if there is a desired interest.
Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations, physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
The postholder will ensure their own personal development and participate in the development of others.
To supervise, educate and assess the performance of Occupational Therapy students to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the degree standard.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
- HCPC Registration Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
- Ability to work effectively within an MDT
- Evidence of supervision of assistant staff / students
- Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks
- Excellent time management skills
- Treatment of a broad range of conditions
- Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills
- Skills for assessing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions
- Ability to prioritise a workload effectively
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