Senior Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team.

The team includes the Falls Service, Community Physiotherapy Service, Intermediate Care Service and Rapid Assessment service.

We are a team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working closely with the multidisciplinary team to prevent further deterioration in patients' physical functioning and wellbeing. We cover the areas of Chorley, Preston and South Ribble.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our service; with excellent communication skills, who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who has the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

The role involves assessing patients within either an intermediate care setting, or in patient's own homes. There may be a requirement to assess and treat patients within a ward setting on occasions. There may be times when flexible working across other community teams such as Home First and SPoA (Single Point of Access) may be required

We would like to encourage interviewees to bring any notes that would assist them in the interview process. We will also give interviewees the opportunity to see the interview questions 30 minutes prior to the interview

Main duties of the job

Provide a high standard of specialist Occupational Therapy input to the designated therapy team. Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm, depending on service need.

To assess and treat patients within a ward or community setting as an autonomous practitioner

Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to contribute to diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Hold responsibility for own complex caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision.

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

Undertake evidence-based audit and contribute to research projects. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager for service improvement

About us

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.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of CPD in relevant areas
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks
  • Evidence of clinical topic training / staff presentations
  • Experience and ability to work effectively within an MDT
Experience Essential
  • Skills for assessing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions
  • Able to work independently as an autonomous practitioner
  • Problem solving and demonstrable team worker

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