This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Occupational Therapist within our Paediatric Community Service. You should be well organized, have a passion for working with children and young people, and have clinical experience with neurodisability and ASD including and interest in sensory support for children and young people. You will be well supported, with monthly supervision provided by our Band 7 Occupational Therapy Professional Lead. Professional development is strongly encouraged.
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.
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
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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 children and young people with development delay and neurodisability and/or neurodevelopmental presentations and enable service users to access learning and social development, by taking a problem solving approach to preventing crises occurring and supporting setting with appropriate developmental strategies.
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 Education settings 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 children and young people
- Minimum 18 months post qualification clinical experience
- Experience of assessing and providing sensory support intervention
Experience of managing complex cases Essential
- minimum 18 months post qualifying clinical experience
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