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Occupational Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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The Hospital at Home service is a pioneering service based at Abingdon Hospital and serves a wide community in Central, West and South Oxfordshire providing urgent care for sub-acutely unwell patients in their own homes. The service is commissioned to prevent hospital admissions and support early discharges from the acute sector. The services comprises Nurses, Paramedics, Occupational Therapist and Health Care Assistants.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Occupational Therapist role is to work within this specialist service providing rapid assessment, equipment provision and short term rehabilitation in the patient's home environment with the aim of preventing unnecessary admission to hospital . The role encompasses a mixture of general and specialist assessments and rehabilitation as a lone worker. We aim to empower patients to manage their conditions effectively and maximise their potential to reach their goals of recovery self-management and access to their environment.

About us

The service core values are: Patient Focus, Integrity, Transparency and Respect, the demonstration of these values is clear on a daily basis from the clinical decision making and the way the staff are supported and developed.

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

We are looking for an up to full time (37.5 hours per week) enthusiastic Occupational Therapist (for 1 year maternity cover in the first instance) who can think outside the box to enable patients to remain safely at home and so contribute towards maintaining a high quality patient focused service.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification (Degree or equivalent)
  • Professional Registration
  • Post graduate education specifically relating to client group
  • Leadership/Management Course
Experience Essential
  • Previous NHS or S&CS experience
  • Varied clinical experience at a Band 5 level including community settings
  • Good working knowledge of rehabilitation
  • Good knowledge of community services
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Good knowledge and skills in elderly care/chronic and ambulatory conditions and have specific clinical expertise in elderly care and rehabilitation
  • Understanding and experience of Risk Management
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team, including significant lone working.
  • Awareness of National and local issues concerning these client groups
  • Experience of supervising student placements
  • Proven managerial skills and experience of change management

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