Occupational Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you passionate about improving functional outcomes and promoting quality of life for people requiring Rehabilitation within our Community Hospitals?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inpatient Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Multidisciplinary team at Witney Community Hospital.

You will be supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist and have the opportunity to consolidate your learning and focus on your core and specialist skills within Rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

To deliver safe and effective rehabilitative patient care and discharge, working in partnership with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team within the community and acute sectors, supporting the efficient use of resources across the whole system.

About us

Dynamic and Flexible MDT working

Opportunities for development.

Opportunities to engage in Individual Clinical and Management Supervision

Peer Supervision and Training opportunities with other Band 5's

Flyer Programme (Preceptorship)

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

To participate in the hands-on delivery of patient care.To be visible and accessible to patients, relatives and colleagues to work effectively within the team. To work under indirect supervision as part of an interdisciplinary team to prioritise, assess, plan and implement patient specific programmes of care/rehabilitation, contributing to the continuous assessment of patients.To work with multi-disciplinary teams to optimise care packages and performance ensuring appropriate and effective interagency liaison.To liaise frequently with your supervisor/senior regarding more complex assessment, clinical reasoning and proposed treatment plans.To involve patients in goals and treatment proposals gaining valid informed consent whilst working within the legal framework with patients who lack capacity for informed consent.To communicate effectively with all patients, and their families/carers using a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools ensuring their understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan.To accurately document and record all assessments within organisational and professional guidelines.To evaluate patient progress and alter treatment programmes seeking guidance as and when appropriate.To develop comprehensive discharge plans and work with relevant professionals to arrange ongoing care.To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload seeking support where required.To ensure patient dignity is enhanced throughout service delivery.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Professional Qualification Essential
  • Professional Qualification/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Registration
  • Some working knowledge of Rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of community services
Experience Essential
  • Completed a broad range of clinical placements
  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Experience of Working with Older People
Learning and Development Essential
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Car Driver

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