Stroke Occupational Therapist (Band 5/6)

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Williton, Taunton
Salary
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
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Stroke Occupational Therapist - Williton stroke unit.

30-37.5 hours per week.

Are you wanting to work with a trust that really cares about your professional development? Then we want to hear from you!

We have an exciting secondment opportunity on the stroke rehabilitation unit at Williton for 9 months to cover a maternity leave. This is perfect for anyone wishing to trial stroke rehabilitation work as a taster. (please discuss with your current line manager if you wish to request a secondment before attending for a tour and discussion)

Main duties of the job

Do you want to be part of an exciting and growing Stroke and ABI Service?Who have been awarded an innovation award by the Community Hospitals Innovation Team?

We can offer you:

Development opportunities

If you're newly qualified - we'll cover your first year registration fees with HCPC Supportive Band 5 preceptorship programme for newly qualified If you're looking to continue your development, we will support with funding of Stroke / Rehab MASTERS modules External training / conferences Main duties of the job This is a role to manage the needs of our busy community stroke service covering the WEST of the county.

This innovative service delivers intensive rehabilitation within patients' homes using state-of-the-art mobile technology, ensuring patients are kept at the centre of all decisions, goals, intervention and discharge plans. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Assistants jointly providing seamless services to patients within their homes and along the whole stroke pathway.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

The Post Holder Will:-Provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy within the service.Provide specialist assessment, treatment plans and interventions to Stroke and ABI patient in both patients homes, and community hospital setting using a variety of treatment provision methods.

Participate in the development of the Service in the community and within the Community hospital bedded environments.Provide advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.Provide support, guidance and training to Rehabilitation assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Band 5 therapists and students.Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within both the community and the community hospital bedded environments.Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision, including Appraisal, for Rehabilitation Assistants and Band 5 Occupational TherapistsWork their hours over 7 days, including out of hours, weekends and bank holidays, to meet the needs of the service.Be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service

Please see attached job description and person spec.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Diploma / degree in O.T.
  • HPC Registration
  • Membership of COT
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses
Desirable
  • Wheelchair accreditation
  • Post graduate accredited course in Stroke rehabilitation Care of the Elderly and/or Rehabilitation/Neurology
  • Membership of relevant COT special interest group
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • proven post graduate experience with extensive clinical experience relevant to the post
  • Experience of a wide range of clinical rehabilitation areas of practice to include elderly patients with complex multipathology, neurological, orthopaedics etc
Desirable
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in a Community Hospital setting
  • Experience of lone working
  • Experience of service development and review


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