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Band 5 Occupational Therapist Rotational

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
East Hertfordshire
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At Hertfordshire Community Trust we recognise the importance of beginning your Occupational Therapy career in a supportive learning environment.

We have developed a Band 5 Occupational Therapy Rotational programme across our Adults and Children and Young Peoples services which currently includes rotations in Discharge Home to Assess services, Inpatient Intermediate Care Rehabilitation, Children and Young Peoples Services, and Integrated Community Rehabilitation Services. The programme is designed to offer you a range of learning experiences to lay the foundations for your career journey with plans to include rotations or experience within neurological rehabilitation and Acute and Mental Health services in the near future.

You will be supported by a robust induction and designated support from senior Occupational Therapists. You will be the first cohort on a developing preceptorship programme and will be invited to work in partnership with us as it develops to ensure it meets your needs. Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust also proudly offer an additional range of internal and external clinical and leadership training opportunities to support you in your ongoing career journey.

This post would suit a newly qualified Occupational Therapist looking to broaden their experience. We also welcome applications from international colleagues and clinicians looking to return to the practise register.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide assessment and treatment packages of high-quality healthcare for patients' rehabilitation needs in a variety of settings. These will include bed bases, patients' homes, and community settings.
  • To provide assessment, intervention and recommendations including equipment to facilitate participation in activities of daily living for children and young people in clinics, education settings and at home
  • To provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.


About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now
You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.
Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide assessment and treatment packages of high-quality healthcare for patients rehabilitation needs in a variety of settings. These will include bed bases, patients homes, and community settings.
  • To provide assessment, intervention and recommendations including equipment to facilitate participation in activities of daily living for children and young people in clinics, education settings and at home
  • To provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training
Essential
  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of professional development and reflective practice

Experience and Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge and/or experience of using a range of therapeutic occupational therapy interventions for the treatment of patients with a range of conditions
  • Knowledge and/or experience of goal setting skills Able to work with individuals and groups
  • Understand professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and audit cycles
  • Knowledge of NICE/NSF's and application to Occupational Therapy
  • Awareness of specific neurological related assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning

Desirable
  • Able to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice

Skills and Abilites
Essential
  • Ability to communicate complex and/or sensitive information requiring empathy and reassurance
  • Knowledge of barriers to communication and strategies to overcome them, including knowledge of communication difficulties
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, other health professionals, patients or all ages and their relatives/carers, other non-health professionals
  • Ability to present information accurately, written and oral, in English
  • Ability to work in a team and have an understanding of what makes good teamwork
  • Clinical problem solving ability
  • Ability to prioritise patient workload
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour and patients with life limiting illnesses.

Other
Essential
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


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