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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chelmsford
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Occupational Therapist within our Dementia and Frailty Service. You should be well organized, have a passion for working with older people, and have clinical experience with cognitive impairment and dementia. You will be well supported, with monthly supervision provided by our Band 7 Occupational Therapy Professional Lead. Professional development is strongly encouraged, and professional leadership is provided by the Head Occupational Therapist for Older People, the Associate Director for Allied Health Professions and a dedicated Lead for Allied Health Professions Practice Development.

Main duties of the job

You will be assessing patients referred to the service, frequently acting as the first point of contact, and make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required. You will undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans with clients and their carers. You will communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings. You will work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance. You will manage a complex caseload and keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The service specialises in helping people with dementia and frailty to prevent hospital admission and enable people to remain their own homes as long as possible, by taking a problem solving approach to preventing crises occurring. The team is also delivers supportive therapy groups.

To assess clients referred to the service, frequently acting as the first point of contact, and use utilise specialist assessments when presented with complex cases. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required, and undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans with clients and their carers. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance. To liaise with Social Services and Housing Organisations concerning provision of equipment and home adaptations. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards. To promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals, students, clients and carers. To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience working with Older People and mental health
  • Minimum 18 months post qualification clinical experience
Desirable
  • Experience of running therapy groups
Experience of managing complex cases Essential
  • minimum 18 months post qualifying clinical experience


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