Community Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Intermediate Care Rehabilitation Therapy Team based within the East Dorset Locality.

The role is to provide Occupational Therapy treatment to patients with acute illness to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital, facilitate complex discharges from hospitals and support patients with Long Term Conditions, predominately working within the community but may need to work on the ward within the local Community Hospital. You will need to hold a valid UK Driving License and have access to a car.

As a Band 6 OT you will have the opportunity to:
  • Develop your discipline specific skill.
  • Develop skills in holistic assessing beyond the scope of your traditional Occupational Therapy practice.
  • Develop your supervisory, leadership and service development skills.
  • There will be opportunity to support junior and assistant staff and to help with their development

So, if you're looking for an employer that is working to push beyond and remove traditional boundaries and barriers bringing rehabilitation/care to patients when and where they need it, and you want to work alongside motivated, passionate and visionary colleagues, then come and join us.

Main duties of the job

To provide Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to people in their own homes, care homes or on Community Hospital wards, dependant on Locality.

To provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To provide specialist care and interventions, assessments, treatments and managing patients on a caseload, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team.

To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients / service users.

To devise specialist programmes of care for other professionals to deliver and ensure they are delivered appropriately.

To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in a range of settings.

Provide supervision, mentorship, training and clinical support to students and trained practitioners.

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 Knwledge, 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
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up-to-date portfolio
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
Job Specific Experience Essential
  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of specialism
  • Experience of specialist working
  • 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.
  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
  • Experience of devising and delivering training
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
  • oAble to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • oExperience of using electronic patient / service user record systems

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