Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a flexible and dynamic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy rotation. The rotational post encompasses Surgical, Medical, Elderly Care, Stroke, Paediatrics, Copeland and Workington community hospital wards.

The post is for 37.5hrs, currently worked over 5 days per week. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team, consolidating your skills as an independent practitioner, whilst also developing delegation skills to our dedicated support staff.

The department works closely with health care professionals within the acute trust, ICCs, Adult Social Care, voluntary and private agencies, both locally and out of area.

The role will require specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention which is informed by an evidence based approach. You will be expected to facilitate service users in achieving their optimum level of function within the limitations of their condition.

Main duties of the job

You will enjoy the support of a strong Occupational Therapy network across both health and social care in the locality, which brings with it professional development opportunities. We have access to award winning Integrated Care Community (ICC) Hubs to support our clinical practice, enabling medically fit patients to be supported at home much faster.

You will have access to high quality, regular supervision as well as being encouraged to become an active member of our Band 5 Peer Support Group.

We offer an excellent induction, ongoing professional support, preceptorship, annual appraisal and a highly rewarding job to the successful candidate.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout North Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of post registration experience
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience as per training across a variety of clinical settings
  • CPD Portfolio demonstrating varied clinical learning experiences
  • Additional health related experience in health care
  • Evidence of post registration, OT experience in acute or community settings
Knowledge Essential
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of occupational therapy process
  • Knowledge and understanding of current OT best practice and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of the wide range of models of occupational therapy and their application in clinical setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of Risk Management
  • Knowledge of Professional Code of Conduct and of Confidentiality
  • Use of standardised assessment tools
  • Use of outcome measures
  • Evidence of relevant health related courses
Skills Essential
  • Enthusiastic with good problem solving skills
  • Sound organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Effective communicator in a range of formats and settings
  • Ability to work under pressure alone and within a team
  • Dexterity required complete manual handling and to fit wide range of equipment
  • Ability to quickly foster and develop professional and therapeutic relationships
  • Proactive in managing safe and effective discharges whilst working with the wider MDT
Personal Circumstances Essential
  • Ability to participate in weekend working on a rota basis if required
  • Commitment to Professional development
  • Able to travel and transport patients across Copeland and Allerdale
  • Willing to participate in rotational scheme
Other Requirements Essential
  • Access to a car to undertake home visits with or without patient
  • Full clean current UK Driving Licence
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Membership of Professional Body (RCOT)

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