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Occupational Therapist - Post Covid Syndrome Service Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Full Time
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**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 12 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

The post holder will provide specialist Post COVID19 Occupational therapy assessment and intervention with a personalised care approach within the Post Covid Syndrome Assessment service. The post holder will assist in continuing to develop this specialist area of the multi-disciplinary team and provide the Occupational Therapy intervention for this group of patients accepted into the service.

The post will be an evolving one and supporting the Clinical lead in continuing to develop the Post COVID19 pathway. The post will therefore involve both clinical and service development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • To encourage and enable a Personalised Care approach for patients with Long Covid to identify what matters most to them, utilising a wide range of assessment and intervention skills including activity analysis, collaborative goal setting, pain and fatigue strategies such as pacing and grading.
  • To provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers, relatives and others.
  • Work as a key member of the MDT to deliver 1:1 assessment and rehabilitation and contribute to the development of group programme.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical responsibilities as a skilled, autonomous and advanced practitioner managing a diverse and complex caseload requiring high levels of problem solving, clinical reasoning skills and exercising independence of judgment alongside the patient to empower and encourage self-management using up to date information and modifying approach to support the patient's personalized plan.
  • To actively lead development of professional and service initiatives, and contribute to organisational objectives.
  • The post holder will work directly with employers to be enable patients who are experiencing post Covid syndrome to gain and/or retain paid employment or voluntary work.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy and on the HCPC Registration
  • Extensive experience working within related field of physical or mental health recovery and rehabilitation
  • Managing a complex caseload
  • Can demonstrate a clear understanding and experience of working within national performance targets
  • Ability to use highly specialised clinical reasoning skills to facilitate appropriate pathway management to maximise patient independence and functional ability
  • Autonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Commissioners, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies
Experience Desirable
  • Clinical service development and compliance with governance requirements and guidelines
Experience Desirable
  • Uses evidence to make improvements, seeks out innovation

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