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Vocational Services Occupational Therapist

Employer
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Boscombe
Salary
£20,223 to £24,352 a year p.a.,
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Vocational Services is an Occupational Therapy led service which offers vocational assessment and rehabilitation to aid with setting and meeting vocational goals through one-to-one, group and out-reach work. We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist for 22.5 hours a week to join our dynamic team of Occupational Therapists and Technical Instructors at Vocational Services.

Vocational rehabilitation involves helping the person and others understand and cope with how physical, cognitive and psychological consequences of a long-term health condition, affect ability to work.

Regular supervision will be received from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist to enable the successful applicant to fulfil their role and carry out training and development as required.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Cartwright, Service Clinical Lead at Vocational Services on 01202 443100 or email at k.cartwright@nhs.net.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

This exciting post will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work with service users undertaking OT assessments along with planning and carrying out treatment programmes with individuals towards their work goals. Work will be carried out in a variety of setting including the Buckland Centre, individual workplace visits, community setting or the patients' homes. Liaison is a key feature of this role and requires joint working with employers, work programmes and a variety of community services.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING Essential
  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
Desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
JOB SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working
  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
  • Experience of managing change
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of specialism
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
  • Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding diagnosis and intervention.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload effectively
  • Trained in PMVA techniques or willing to be trained.
MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
  • Experience of devising and delivering training
FINANCE/RESOURCES Essential
  • Able to effectively manage available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/RESOURCES Essential
  • Able to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems
PERSONAL QUALITIES/ATTRIBUTES Essential
  • Evidence of demonstrating the Trust's values and behaviours.
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding where there are physical or mental disabilities.
  • Able to analyse and assess situations and to interpret potentially conflicting situations and determine appropriate action, where there is a range of options and judgement is required.
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities, e.g. organise own time and that of junior staff and learners, planning off duty rotas and undertaking discharge planning involving co-ordination with other agencies.
  • Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority
  • Demonstrable ability of using tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse situations and provide a resolution
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relevant to practice
  • Ability to evaluate care leading to improvement in quality standards an service improvement
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities and the ability to perform as a role model
  • Willingness to advance own clinical knowledge, skill and competence based on current evidence
BUSINESS TRAVEL Essential
  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Essential
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.


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