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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata to hours worked plus HCA
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Essex Partnership University Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join its specialist stroke and neurological rehabilitation team.

It is essential that you possess a current driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes. Good IT skills are required as electronic patient records are used.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high quality assessments and interventions to patients who have complex needs. Effective team working is essential to ensure an integrated approach to patient care and the successful candidate will join an MDT consisting of Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologist and therapy assistants.

The role will involve providing both neurological rehabilitation in Beech Ward at St Margaret's Hospital and in the West Essex Community area within the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team. We are looking for someone with considerable neurological and community experience who is keen to continue expanding and developing their skills. The ideal candidate will have postgraduate training within neurology, the ability to effectively manage a complex caseload of patients, excellent time management skills and the ability to work under their own initiative.

This position will provide excellent opportunities to develop critical experience and leadership skills along with working within an extremely supportive team. The Trust is committed to promoting continuing professional development along with looking at new and creative ways of working. A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be a Specialist Occupational Therapist with expertise in neurology, responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, treatment and evaluation to patients, both in a Rehabilitation Ward setting and in the community as part of the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team.

To work as an autonomous professional according to the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Conduct and the Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.

To contribute to the overall service development of the team and actively participate in Continuing Professional Development. Provide leadership through supervision, mentoring, education and training.

To work as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team to plan, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the patient treatment process, including rehabilitation, discharge and referral to appropriate community based health and social care agencies.

Person Specification Qualifications and Registration Essential
  • Must have HCPC registration
  • Must have OT degree
  • Post graduate experience in stroke and neuro
  • Be a member of a specialist OT group
  • Band 6 or above post graduate experience in stroke and neuro
Other Essential
  • Must have full UK licence and access to a car
  • Must demonstrate experience/knowledge of computer skills
  • Demonstration of excellent written English
  • Demonstration of some service development
  • Demonstration of supervision of junior staff

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