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Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist-Riverside Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Riverside Neighbourhood Team, St Johns House Medical practice, Bromyard Road, Worcester is looking to recruit an Allied Health Professional on full/part time basis who are innovative/keen to join the team, supporting to deliver high quality care, and continue development of the Intensive Support Team in the community providing short term care on discharge from hospital/to prevent hospital admission, assisting recovery & facilitating rehabilitation. You will be responsible for rapid assessment & treatment of patients who have urgent/complex physical /mental health/social care needs to avoid inappropriate hospital admission/facilitate early discharge. You will work alongside community nurses, HCAs, ACPs & GPs to provide compassionate care.

The successful candidate will provide guidance and supervision for junior staff and Health Care Assistants.

You will work on a roster basis. The team operates from 07:30-18:30 each day and you will work 07.30-15.30, 08:30-16:30 or 10:30-18:30 shift patterns.

To discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

  • Rapid assessment and treatment of patients who have urgent and/or complex physical /mental health and social care needs to avoid inappropriate hospital admission or to facilitate early discharge.
  • Co-ordinating the intensive support caseload to ensure patients receive responsive high quality care/rehabilitation that is goal centred to facilitate early discharge from hospital and/or prevent hospital admission
  • Liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure timely discharge from the caseload
  • Leading the weekly multidisciplinary meeting
  • Delivering a high standard of occupational therapy/physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients in their own home
  • Provide advice on the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT
  • Work with a wide variety of presentations including falls, orthopaedics, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal, and palliative/end of life patients

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree / diploma or equivalent in Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses / Continual Professional Development maintained in portfolio
  • Relevant validated clinical course
  • Clinical educators qualification
Experience Essential
  • A range of post graduate experience including work in a variety of physical and/or mental health settings / specialities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team
  • Experience of caseload management and prioritisation
  • Experience working in a community setting/integrated team
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff or students
  • Experience of implementing change in clinical practice / audit
  • Experience in rehabilitation settings
Knowledge Essential
  • A range of evidence- based Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy clinical skills and knowledge appropriate to the role
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation concepts and services
  • A good level of knowledge in a wide range of physical and mental health conditions
  • Good level of knowledge relating to disability, equipment and adaptations
  • Knowledge of IT skills
  • Knowledge of research and audit processes
  • A working knowledge of Therapy Outcome Measures and Models of Practice
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • Ability to identify and plan individual care / rehabilitation needs in partnership with patients/ their carers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Knowledge of appropriate policy and guidelines
  • Leadership skills
  • Confidence in passing on skills/ knowledge and completing teaching sessions / presentations
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.

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