Senior Occupational Therapist Band 6 37.5 Permanent
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are in the position to offer an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work as part of the Integrated Urgent Care Team (IUCT) within the community.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who can assess and treat patients as an autonomous practitioner to provide rehabilitation to patients to optimise their independence within their own homes in order to avoid hospital admission. You will work effectively and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing leadership alongside different professions. You will be able to demonstrate flexibility and an ability to adapt as you carry a clinical caseload.
On the team you will be expected to complete holistic assessment and implementation of therapy care plans. You will also be required to support other team members to offer discipline specific advice to ensure patients have a truly holistic approach to prevent admission and ensure ongoing care is appropriate.
As an Urgent Care Team, the work is often fast paced and crisis related so flexibility, time management and MDT working are paramount.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners. We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.
Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will need a diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy, a current Health Professionals Council (HCPC) registration and experience of working in health and/or social care settings.
You will need to be a car driver with a full, clean driving license and have access to a car for work purposes.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, successful occupational health assessment and satisfactory references.
The service covers a 7x day service including bank holidays and weekends on a Shift/Rota basis
If you need any further information please contact Stephen Davies (Clinical Rehabilitation Pathway Lead) on 01619225531. We look forward to hearing from you.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Degree (BSc) in Occupational Therapy
- HCPC registration
- Car Driver
- Post graduate experience within a community health care setting
- Post graduate experience of working with complex medical and long term conditions
- Experience in working within a multidisciplinary team
- Post graduate experience and knowledge in 3 or more of areas i.e. orthopaedics, amputees, care of the elderly, neurology and Intermediate care.
- Member of appropriate specialist interest group
- Experience in working in Intermediate care
skills & Knowledge Essential
- Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and computer skills
- Able to demonstrate the implementation of the OT process effectively
- Ability to manage and prioritise own caseload
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to delegate tasks appropriately
- Ability to recognise own abilities and limitations
- Evidence of recent CPD
- Holds a current driving license and access to a vehicle for work
Delivering the Service Essential
- Ability to work flexibly with excellent time management and self-discipline
- Ability to work autonomously and within a team
- Ability to translate the national and local agenda to own working and to participate in shaping and implementing the vision for the future development of the Intermediate care services.
- Ability to demonstrate a contribution to personal and team continued professional development and a commitment to evidenced based practice.
- Willingness to undertake the training required to carry out the job
- Willingness to abide by the Tameside and Glossop Integrated care organisation policies and procedures
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