Community Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The ethos of the team is a rehabilitative, person-led approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed based services and supporting timely discharge from hospital. The post holder will work as an integral member of the Integrated Community Team to provide a service through assessing, collaborative goal planning, delivering and evaluating treatment for adults over the age of 18 with a physical disability as follows:
  • Using recognised models of practice and evidence based interventions and outcome measures to underpin all practice
  • Assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients, adopting a health coaching approach for all intervention
  • Providing supervision and support to OT assistants, students and Reablement colleagues as appropriate.
  • Providing occupational therapy advice to other disciplines and promoting the role of OT within the wider team
  • Participate in departmental research/project work when opportunities arise

Main duties of the job

  • Carrying out evidence based assessment, intervention and evaluation of occupational performance needs of patients with physical disabilities. You will assess, provide advice, provide appropriate standard or specialist equipment, refer on for minor adaptations and liaise with the borough councils and housing associations in relation to major adaptations.
  • Be competent in risk assessments and managing risk autonomously within the home environment.
  • To advise other professionals e.g. district nurses, carers.
  • Liaise with partner agencies to ensure patients access to environmental adaptations via the Disabled Facilities Grant process.
  • To manage a diverse caseload of patients with complex needs.
  • Understand the nature, aetiology and expected progression of a wide variety of diseases/disabilities and to plan appropriate interventions.
  • Understand the psychological and sociological impact of disease/disability on patients and carers.
  • Provide training, advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the physical, psychological and social environment to meet the occupational performance needs of the patient.
  • To plan and implement individual interventions by setting goals in collaboration with the patient.
  • Attend appropriate specialist courses and cascade training to colleagues.
  • To monitor and support supervisees e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistants, students.

See attached job description for full details

About us

Gloucestershire Health & Care deliver community health services for adults & older people within multidisciplinary teams closely aligned with Primary Care Networks and the aspirations for place based integrated care. The Integrated Community Team delivers OT, Physiotherapy, Reablement and Community Nursing for the residents of Gloucester, working in a personalised way within their own homes and a bed based Reablement unit. We work closely with Primary Care, Adult Social care, colleagues across GHC, local communities, and other partners to enable people to live well and as independently as possible, returning to or remaining within their own home. We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. Continuing Professional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Occupational Therapists and AHPs are able to contribute.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Closing date: 28th September 2022

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.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

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.

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.

Person Specification Essential/non essential Essential
  • HCPC registered
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Community experience
Essential Essential
  • HCPC registered
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Community experience

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