Band 6 Rotational Occupational Therapist (Neuro)

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join our specialist neurological rehabilitation services in a rotational position across four different neurological departments covering outpatient, community and inpatient settings.

The Band 6 Neuro Occupational Therapy rotation within Solent Neuro Rehabilitation Services comprises of rotations across four departments: Snowdon Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Neuro Early Supported Discharge, Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team and Neuro Vocational Rehabilitation Service.

We are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist with at least 2 years experience to include some within neurological and rehabilitation settings.

You should hold a clean UK driving licence and have access to your own transportation.

Interview date: 10/10/2022

Main duties of the job

*To provide specialist therapy skills to Solent Neuro Rehabilitation Service

*To assess and treat own caseload, which may include complex presentations

*Maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner

*To be responsible for his/her own caseload of clients, referred from the neuro and stroke services and other members of the health and social care team.

*Supervise and support junior staff or students

*Continued learning and development through involvement in research and education of self and others

*Participate in service development

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management and junior staff that you supervise.

*Undertake specific / comprehensive multi-disciplinary and profession specific assessments utilizing investigative skills for those with complex neurological needs e.g.

Functional assessments

Neurological assessments

Postural and wheelchair seating assessments

Assessment for and provision of mobility equipment

Assessment of mobility equipment needs

Cognitive / mood assessments

*When within the community setting (e.g. within a client's home) work as a lone practitioner with telephone support.

*Seek support and advice from more experienced colleagues when faced with matters outside of sphere of responsibility, knowledge or skills. (Cases will be reviewed during MDT meetings)

*Work positively with colleagues to maintain effective working relationships.

*Communicate and discuss information with clients and relatives e.g. about their condition. This will often include clients who have difficulties in understanding or communicating.

*Provide advice and information to clients and carers on improving their health and wellbeing and of any resources/services available to them.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • UK Health Professions Council Registered Therapist, HCPC
  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
  • Portfolio evidence of information and learning
Experience Essential
  • Experience of student or assistant supervision
  • Evidence of working in a team situation
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Understand clinical governance and its implications for services. Include experience of quality issues and audit.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Takes initiative
  • Ability to present information, written & orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to keep accurate patient notes
  • Competent IT skills

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